Institution: Miami University
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Closing date: Screening of applications begins 10 August 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biology at Miami University is seeking a Director for the Hefner Museum of Natural History. The starting date is January 1, 2016.
The Museum Director will have overall responsibility for the museum and its educational goals and strategic plan, and is responsible for all matters concerning personnel, space, budget, and the search for external funding to support museum outreach. The Museum Director is a staff member within the Department of Biology; the Director reports to the department chair. The Director is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per year within the Department of Biology. Courses might include Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental Education with an Emphasis on Natural History, Local Flora and Fauna, Museum Studies, and Exhibit Development.
At least a Master's degree in an appropriate disciplinary or museum field; candidates who hold a BA/BS and have significant, wide-ranging experience as a museum professional will be considered. Particularly important is a background in exhibit creation and development and the management of collections, especially vertebrates and mollusks.
Experience as a naturalist, project manager, and environmental educator.
Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1458.
Direct inquiries to Darlene Davidson at davidsmd [at] miamioh [dot] edu. Screening of applications begins August 10, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at www.MiamiOH.edu/campussafety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.