Assistant or Associate Curator of Ornithology American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York is inviting applications for a curatorial position at the Assistant or Associate Curator level in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Department of Ornithology. This is a tenure track position with the salary and duration of review for tenure being negotiable depending on the candidate's degree of professional experience and accomplishment.

We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental questions involving the systematics and evolutionary biology of living birds. The successful candidate will have an accomplished record of scholarship and publication as well as capabilities for leadership within the Division and Department. Candidates who can contribute to Museum initiatives in genomics, phenomics (large-scale phenotypic analysis), and to the global exploration of avian diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Collection and/or field-based research are highly desirable. The ability to communicate effectively within the scholarly community and to a larger public is important. AMNH curators are expected to maintain a high level of productivity in original research, to provide curatorial oversight of relevant collections, and to seek extramural funding. Other responsibilities may include serving on committees and participating in Museum sponsored exhibits and educational programs, and in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. program at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. Candidates should have postdoctoral or professional employment experience.

Interested candidates should submit electronically, via a single email message, the following materials:

  • complete curriculum vitae
  • a statement detailing research interests, accomplishments, future research plans, and how you envision contributing to the Department of Ornithology and to graduate and postgraduate research and education
  • up to five relevant publications (pdf files)
  • a list of dissertation advisors, committee members, co-authors and co-PIs on funded grants during the preceding five years

In addition, each applicant should have three letters of support sent to the Search Committee.

All materials should be submitted electronically, preferably as pdf files, to: Ornithological Search Committee, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, to: (Subject line: Ornithology Search Committee). Inquires should be directed to Joel Cracraft, Chair of the Search Committee: Applications and letters of support should be received no later than January 30, 2012.