Director, Auburn University Museum of Natural History

Location
Auburn University, Auburn
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 01 2018
Ref
AUMNH Director
Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Position Announcement

Director, Auburn University Museum of Natural History

Auburn University invites applications for a tenured, 12-month faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History (AUMNH). The Museum has significant collections of fishes, amphibians and reptiles, mammals, birds, plants, fossils, as well as freshwater, terrestrial and marine invertebrates, and is a focal point of evolutionary and biodiversity research in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University. The successful candidate is expected to lead the museum to new levels of prominence in research and public engagement through their own extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program and the coordination of research, collections, outreach and development activity in the AUMNH.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biology or closely related discipline at the time employment begins, plus relevant academic and administrative experience. Candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills along with a strong record of publication, curatorial experience, public engagement and management.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue until suitable applicants are found. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, description of research interests, vision statement including their administrative philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three references online at: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3185..

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community continually recognized as one of the best small towns in America, with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational areas. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor the combined Auburn-Opelika area has a population of over 160,000, with excellent public schools and regional medical centers.

More information about the department and its programs can be found at auburn.edu/cosam/departments/biology/ and aumnh.org.

Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Leslie Goertzen at goertzen@auburn.edu. Candidate selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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