Tenure-Track Appointment to be Filled at the Assistant Curator and Assistant Professor Level

The Division of Invertebrate Zoology of the American Museum of Natural History is seeking an outstanding researcher in insect systematics, with particular preference for candidates with a research specialty in Lepidoptera or Coleoptera, or in minor insect orders.  This is a tenure-track appointment to be filled at the Assistant Curator and Assistant Professor level.

Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about the natural world and human cultures through wide-ranging programs of scientific research, education, and exhibition.  The primary responsibility of curators at the Museum is to perform and supervise original scientific research, as well as to curate any relevant collections.  They are also expected to provide service to the Museum.  This can include advising programs in exhibition, education, including participation in the Richard Gilder Graduate School, or other forms of public outreach, as well as undertaking fieldwork and building collections.

Applicants are required to have a PhD or equivalent by the time of the appointment, and to have demonstrated scientific creativity and the potential to build and sustain an innovative research program.

Applications should be in PDF format and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a research statement of no more than five pages including figures and references, a statement addressing Museum service interests and relevant experience, and copies of five significant publications.  The Museum places a high value on scholarship, as well as other factors that include collegiality, institutional citizenship, diversity, equity and inclusion.  The Museum is committed to building a diverse community throughout science and education.  Therefore, the service statement should address these objectives.  Applicants should request three letters of reference to be sent separately.  (Others may be solicited during the search process.)  All materials should be submitted to https://careers.amnh.org/postings/1699.  The closing date for applications is February 1, 2019; evaluation of applications will begin on February 2, 2019.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to James M. Carpenter, Chair of the Search Committee (carpente@amnh.org; (212) 769-5611).  The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources at (212) 769-5106.

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60 Days
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The American Museum of Natural History
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James M. Carpenter
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(212) 769-5611
New York
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