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Open-Rank Curator and Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

Employer
American Museum Of Natural History
Location
Planetarium, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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American Museum Of Natural History

Open-Rank Curator and Professor in SocioculturalAnthropology

The Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History(AMNH) seeks an Assistant, Associate, or Full Curator inAnthropology, to start on or after July 1, 2023.

We seek a sociocultural anthropologist with an innovative researchprogram addressing critical social issues, such as health, disease,climate change and/or biodiversity loss, inequality, migration, andintergroup conflict or cooperation. In addition to scientificexcellence, the successful candidate must demonstrate atrack-record of community partnerships and engagement. A thrivingfieldwork program is strongly encouraged, and is open to anygeographic region. The ideal candidate will have a research profilethat amplifies our existing strengths and has the potential todevelop new collaborations across the Museum's biological andphysical sciences; we particularly welcome rigorous researchapproaches, including mixed-methods ethnography and otherquantitative methods.

This is a tenure track position with rank and tenure negotiabledepending on the candidate's degree of professional experience andaccomplishment. AMNH curators are expected to maintain a high levelof productivity in original research, to seek extramural funding,and to assume oversight responsibility for management of Museumcollections and staff relevant to their areas of expertise. TheAMNH maintains world-class Anthropological collections consistingof over 250,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects from theAmericas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Otherresponsibilities may include advising graduate students andpostdoctoral fellows, offering courses in the Museum's Richard Gilder Graduate School, serving on committees,and participating in Museum-sponsored exhibitions and educationalprograms.

The AMNH has a vibrant scientific community and outstandingopportunities for public-facing engagement with a large and diversepublic. We are committed to advancing and sustaining a diverse,equitable, and inclusive workplace and visitor experience throughdefinedinstitutional strategies and goals. Resourcesavailable at AMNH include dedicated staff to support repatriationand compliance through our CulturalResources Office; professional conservators withexpertise in organic and ethnographic materials; a research librarywith rare holdings; our Institute ofComparative Genomics with laboratories equipped formolecular and microbial research; an ancient DNA and proteomics lab; the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation;computational systems; and a wide range of optical, electron beam,and x-ray analytical tools, including CT scanning. The AMNHmaintains active internal grant programs to support field research.The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build onexisting relationships with nearby collaborating institutionsincluding Columbia University, City University of New York, andothers.
The expected salary range for the Open-Rank Curator and Professorof Sociocultural Anthropology is $120,000 - 165,000.

Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring rangefor the position at commencement is based on the type of work andthe scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered isbased on a number of individualized factors, including, but notlimited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials,areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Anthropology or a relatedfield.

Preferred Qualifications:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: careers.amnh.org

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world'spreeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its foundingin 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover,interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, thenatural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program ofscientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum isrenowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, whichserve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panoramaof the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does notdiscriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access toMuseum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race,creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status,partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy,alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation inthe uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnicorigin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicableCity, State, or Federal law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position,please call the Office of Human Resources.

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