Assistant Curator/Professor, Mammalogy

American Museum Of Natural History

American Museum Of Natural History

Assistant Curator/Professor, Mammalogy

The Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Assistant Curator in the Department of Mammalogy to start on or after July 2024.

The successful candidate will be a creative scientist with an innovative program in mammalian evolutionary genomics, with the potential to develop inter-institutional collaborations. The applicant should demonstrate expertise in using comparative genomics and collections in an integrative and computationally-intense framework. We are also interested in applicant’s who work in the areas of climate change, biodiversity crisis, resilience, disease transmission, and human health.

The AMNH is a recognized leader in scientific research, graduate education, and public education about science and the natural world. The responsibilities of the position are to perform original scientific research on mammals, oversee curation and management of the mammal collection in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology, and enhance the Museum’s collections through field expeditions and collecting. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as an Assistant Professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School and have an interest in teaching and advising comparative biology PhD students and postdocs. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to exhibition development, collaborate with the Museum’s education department, and participate in public programs.

Resources available at the AMNH include world-class zoological collections, including cryogenic collection; genomics labs and ancient biomolecules lab; computational systems; and a wide range of optical, electron beam, and X-ray analytical tools (including CT scanning). The AMNH maintains active internal grant programs to support field research across many disciplines. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build on existing relationships with nearby collaborating institutions including Columbia University and the City University of New York.

The expected salary range for the Assistant Curator, Mammalogy is $123,000 – 140,000.

Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring range for the position at commencement is based on the type of work and the scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered is based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials, areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in biology or related field at the time of application submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

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