Assistant Curator/Professor in Ancient Biomolecules
New York, NY 
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Assistant Curator/Professor in Ancient Biomolecules | |
Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Application materials should include:
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, including past achievement and future plans (max. 3 pages)
  • Curatorial service statement, describing your visions for museum service contributions to collections, exhibitions, teaching, and public programs (max. 2 pages)
  • Statement of commitment and contributions to increasing diversity, equity, & inclusion in teaching, research, and/or museum settings (max. 1 page)
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference
  • PDFs of 3 publications that best represent the candidate's work

Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF under "Other Document" with the exception of publications, which can be submitted under "Publications". Publications may be submitted as a file share link/folder if the size exceeds 10MB.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Brian Smith (bsmith1@amnh.org). Consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2024, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date. All materials should be submitted to .
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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Curator/Professor in Ancient Biomolecules
Department Sr Vp & Provost - 034
Classification Title
Position Summary
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Assistant Curator in the area of Ancient Biomolecules. The successful candidate will be appointed in a tenure-track position as an Assistant Curator in one of four science Divisions (Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, or Vertebrate Zoology) and as an Assistant Professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH.

We seek a candidate with demonstrated high-impact research that involves generating molecular data from ancient or historical archival materials and collections. Candidates should exhibit a high level of scientific productivity and grantsmanship, and clear potential for future success in these areas. Research focus could be in any area related to ancient DNA, historical DNA, museomics, paleoproteomics, paleogenomics, and/or molecular signatures in ancient tissues. The research should integrate with the Museum's focus on comparative biology and/or anthropology. Those whose research also helps grow natural history collections through fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would have an interest in teaching and advising comparative biology graduate students and postdocs in the Museum's .

The Curator's research and activities are expected to complement and strategically expand the use of the in novel ways. Resources available at the AMNH include: world-class collections; our with laboratories equipped for molecular and microbial research; ; a renowned ; the; the ; 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. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build on existing relationships with nearby collaborating institutions including Columbia University, City University of New York, and others. The AMNH has a vibrant scientific community and outstanding opportunities for public-facing engagement with a large and diverse public. We are committed to advancing and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and visitor experience through .

The expected salary range for the Assistant Curator/Professor in Ancient Biomolecules is $123,000 - 140,000/annual.

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 the natural or social sciences at the time of application submission.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Category Full-Time
Total Number of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period 70
Union Status Non-Union
FLSA Exempt
Expected salary minimum $123,000/annual
Expected salary maximum $140,000/annual
EEO Statement
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender (including sexual harassment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy and lactation accommodations, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, caregiver, pre-employment marijuana testing, sexual and reproductive health decisions, salary history, national or ethnic origin, height, weight, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. Additional protections are afforded in employment based on arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, unemployment status, and credit history, in each case to the extent provided by law.
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FA010P
Open Date 11/09/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials should include:
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, including past achievement and future plans (max. 3 pages)
  • Curatorial service statement, describing your visions for museum service contributions to collections, exhibitions, teaching, and public programs (max. 2 pages)
  • Statement of commitment and contributions to increasing diversity, equity, & inclusion in teaching, research, and/or museum settings (max. 1 page)
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference
  • PDFs of 3 publications that best represent the candidate's work

Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF under "Other Document" with the exception of publications, which can be submitted under "Publications". Publications may be submitted as a file share link/folder if the size exceeds 10MB.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Brian Smith (bsmith1@amnh.org). Consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2024, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date. All materials should be submitted to .
Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Publications
Optional Documents

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Doctorate
Required Experience
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