Postdoctoral Position in Earth Science or Astrophysics

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May 16, 2011

Job Wanted: Postdoctoral Position in Earth Science or Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History

Job Description:
We seek a candidate for a unique, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 65% research and 35% teaching. The teaching component supports an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) pilot program designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Earth sciences curriculum (including space science).

The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a robust research program in a field of interest to a curator (see staff lists at or, teach collaboratively with professional museum educators in the MAT program, and coordinate its science activities, including those of other program postdocs.

The position is contingent on funding. Candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for two scientific and one education/outreach references in PDF format to Gwen King (

Consideration of applications will begin on 1 July 2011. The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

About American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

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