Post-Doctoral Fellow

Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Interim Curator for the Anthropocene. The primary responsibility for this position will be to work with the Director, museum senior leadership and science staff, as well as Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh central staff to develop an intellectual and infrastructural framework for the new Center for Anthropocene Studies.  The Center is intended to be interdisciplinary in its foci across art and the humanities with science at its core.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a plan for developing a research program that results in publications of high quality and visibility. The position has a limited term of two years, although there is the possibility of extension if the fellow/curator is successful and further funding is developed.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in an area embedded in or cognate to Anthropocene science, while demonstrating a broad awareness of cultural, historical and artistic themes associated with advanced considerations of Anthropocene themes. Prior postdoctoral training or equivalent professional experience is desirable.

For additional information, please visit: and search “anthropocene”. To apply, a letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, statement of research, and statement of curatorial philosophy (including the curator’s role in broader museum efforts) should be emailed Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, with a mission in original scientific research, preservation of collections, and public science education and engagement.  The museum has approximately 22 million specimens and artifacts in its collections, making it the 5th largest natural history collection in the US. With access to our 2,200-acre Powdermill Nature Reserve and through collaborations with museum staff, adjacent universities, and museums throughout the world, there is an exceptional opportunity to develop the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as a vibrant hub in a knowledge and inquiry network engaged in understanding human existence, responsibility, and capability at the dawn of the age of the human.