Assistant Curator at the University of Florida – Gainesville, FL


The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), University of Florida, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Curator level in the broad field of natural history museum education, with an anticipated starting date of August 2019. The academic focus will be learning research with informal (museum) and formal (K-12) audiences. In addition to other museum faculty and staff, the incumbent will be expected to develop collaborations with other UF colleges, including teaching courses and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates who align within the mission of the Thompson Institute for Earth Systems ( as well as add to, and build, educational programs involving the collections-based research strengths of the FLMNH.

The appointee will be a faculty member in the FLMNH (, and will benefit from a strong collaborative culture across all museum disciplines and other colleges at UF. UF values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staffand is committed to a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research,and other work.UF is committed toequaleducational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of allraces, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who,among their manyexceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity ofindividuals in work and learning activities.TheUniversity of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Qualified candidates must have a PhD in the learning sciences, education, or relevant science domain by the time of appointment, with content focus in natural history, biodiversity, and/or earth systems. Demonstrated research emphasis will include one or more of the following: museum science (STEM) education, broadening participation, state-wide and community engagement, and/or scalable e-learning. Additional desired skills and experience include program evaluation and externally funded research.

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications onNovember 21, 2018 and will continue to receive applications until this position is filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The application must include: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of no more than 3 pages describing research, teaching, and museum education experience; (4) digital copies of no more than three publications; (5) the names of three individuals for letters of recommendation.

For additional information, please contact Bruce MacFadden (, Chair, Search Committee.

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