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Open-Rank Curator and Professor of Mineralogy, Division of Physical Sciences

American Museum of Natural History
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Full Time
Museum Studies, Science and Technology Studies
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The Division of Physical Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an outstanding colleague to join the vibrant Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS). This is an open rank tenure-track/tenured appointment to be filled at the Assistant Curator and Assistant Professor, Associate Curator and Associate Professor, or Full Curator and Full Professor level; career stage will be considered in application review.

The Museum seeks an individual with core expertise in mineralogy with broad scientific interests, focused on high impact research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated scientific creativity and the potential to sustain an innovative research program in mineral science and to develop effective collaborations and partnerships. Applicants' research focus could engage any of the many fields encompassed by mineral sciences, e.g., biomineralization, carbon sequestration in mineral reservoirs, mineralogical indicators of Earth history, advanced ore beneficiation, critical minerals, or the broad applications of spectroscopy to mineral sciences, to name a few fields.

Responsibilities include conducting original scientific research in mineral science as well as active curation of the world-class AMNH mineral collection and the new Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage in public outreach. We welcome an interest in collaboration with colleagues within AMNH and the regional academic community, including Columbia University and The Graduate Center of CUNY, and in engagement with our Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency and our Physical Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates programs. This position offers opportunities to develop leadership roles in the global mineral sciences and geoscience communities.

The AMNH is a recognized leader in scientific research and academic and public education about mineralogy. Resources available at the AMNH include extensive geological, zoological, anthropology, and paleontology collections; a wide range of optical, electron beam, and other analytical tools; experimental laboratories; LA-ICPMS facilities shared with Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; and a generous internal grant program to support field research across many disciplines.

The expected salary range for the Open-Rank Curator and Professor of Mineralogy, Division of Physical Sciences is $120,000 - 165,000.

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.

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