Director, Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History, Earlham College

The Joseph Moore Museum at Earlham College invites applications for Director, a full-time endowed tenure-track academic/administrative position starting in July 2011. The Director’s responsibilities include managing the museum’s collections, raising funds for continuous museum improvements, maintaining an active research career involving undergraduates, supervising student workers at the museum, teaching one course per year, and providing educational experiences for students both on campus and in the Richmond community.

A PhD in a natural history related field (e.g. Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, or Geology) and postdoctoral experience, especially in a museum environment, is preferred, although ABD candidates will be considered. Although no previous museum experience is required, the strongest applicants will have experience in curating a natural history museum, including management of collections, staff, and external funds. Administrative management experience, a proven ability to manage budgets, and proven fundraising ability are also desirable. Because of the museum’s position in a small liberal arts setting, strong candidates will also have a history of effective teaching and a passion for science education and outreach. Women, underrepresented minorities and Quakers are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests that includes a vision for the museum and undergraduate training, along with the full contact information of at least three references electronically to Dr. Andrew Moore ( Paper copies may also be sent to Dr. Moore at the Department of Geosciences, Earlham College, 801 National Rd. West, Richmond, IN 47374, (765) 983-1672. Review of completed applications will begin December 15th and continue until the position is filled. For expanded information, please visit Earlham’s jobs page at

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