Director of Auburn University Museum of Natural History - Associate or

  • Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

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Position Information
Job Title Director of Auburn University Museum of Natural History - Associate or Full Professor

Posting Number P1321F

Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary

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 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.

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 and
Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Leslie Goertzen at (see application details).

Minimum Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

References required for this position? Yes

If yes, minimum number requested 3