Published: Nov. 12, 2021

The university is searching for the next Director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural HistoryExterior of CU Museum of Natural History

The CU Museum of Natural History fosters exploration and appreciation of the natural environment and human cultures through research, teaching and community outreach. Since 1902, the museum’s collection has grown from a handful of objects to nearly five million, and now boasts the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain region.  

As administrative head of the museum, the director will be responsible for providing vision and strategies for the future and by overseeing its management and financial operations. Candidates will be expected to have a thorough understanding of how natural history museums work as a research facility, the legal and ethical policy issues applicable to cultural heritage organizations and public interface to science.

The position serves as a teaching faculty member in the Museum and Field Studies graduate program, which is housed in the museum and will be housed their respective tenure home department. The application is only open to tenured faculty at CU Boulder with relevant administrative experience and research expertise. 

The university expects applicants to have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement that demonstrates a commitment to and leadership in research, training and outreach activities. This includes supporting research and translating research findings that address local, regional, national or international challenges to practitioners, policy makers and the broader public.  Applicants should have a strong commitment to and demonstrated record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within and beyond the museum. 

The deadline to apply is January 12, 2022. For more information, visit CU Boulder Jobs