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

We seek a sociocultural anthropologist with an innovative research program addressing critical social issues, such as health, disease, climate change and/or biodiversity loss, inequality, migration, and intergroup conflict or cooperation. In addition to scientific excellence, the successful candidate must demonstrate a track-record of community partnerships and engagement. A thriving fieldwork program is strongly encouraged, and is open to any geographic region. The ideal candidate will have a research profile that amplifies our existing strengths and has the potential to develop new collaborations across the Museum’s biological and physical sciences; we particularly welcome rigorous research approaches, including mixed-methods ethnography and other quantitative methods.

This is a tenure track position with rank and tenure negotiable depending on the candidate’s degree of professional experience and accomplishment. AMNH curators are expected to maintain a high level of productivity in original research, to seek extramural funding, and to assume oversight responsibility for management of Museum collections and staff relevant to their areas of expertise. The AMNH maintains world-class Anthropological collections consisting of over 250,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Other responsibilities may include advising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, offering courses in the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School (, serving on committees, and participating in Museum-sponsored exhibitions and educational programs.

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