Museum Curator in African American Science, Medicine and Technology

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center

Division of Medicine and Science or
Division of Work and Industry

Position involves:
Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, assessing and building collections related to one of the following: science, technology, business, or medicine, creating exhibitions as part of a team, and contributing to public programming.

We are seeking scholars working in the history of medicine, science, business, or technology. Specializations could include but are not limited to: African American history of labor, business, food, technology (including engineering and transportation), sound studies, maritime, agriculture, chemistry, biology, medicine, public health, mathematics, and environmental history. Experience working with material culture or in museums a plus. Ph.D. in history, American studies or related field in hand or completed by August of 2018. This is an entry-level position equivalent to an assistant professor.

Starting salary GS-12 – $81,548 per year, plus benefits


Contact: Open through July 11, 2018, on Please see Museum Curator announcement # 18A-RA-303648-DEU-NMAH

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: or (202) 633-3584

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Primary Category: African American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Business History / Studies
Health and Health Care
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Labor History / Studies
Maritime History / Studies
Public Health
Posting Date: 06/25/2018
Closing Date 07/11/2018