Postdoctoral Position in Earth Science: AMNH

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a unique, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Denton S. Ebel (see staff list at, particularly research that uses the meteorite and/or sedimentary record to understand what chondrite meteorites reveal about the early solar system, and/or what impact ejecta reveal about Earth history. The teaching component supports an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) program ( designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Regents Earth sciences curriculum, which includes about 50% Earth history topics. Field experience is an advantage in this regard. 

The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a robust research program, teach collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program particularly during summer field experience and research exercises, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities. Compensation will be at a level reflective of the extended responsibilities of the position. Start date will be in fall of 2018. Candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information for two scientific and one education/outreach references in PDF format to Denton Ebel ( Consideration of application materials will begin upon receipt. For further information please contact Denton Ebel (

The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Museum encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

11 June 2018
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