American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. It comprises 45 permanent exhibition halls, state-of-the-art research laboratories, one of the largest natural history libraries in the Western Hemisphere and a permanent collection of 32 million specimens and cultural artifacts. With a scientific staff of more than 200, the museum supports research divisions in anthropology, paleontology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, and the physical sciences.

The museum’s scientific staff pursues a broad agenda of advanced scientific research that investigates the origins and evolution of life on Earth, the world’s myriad species, the rich variety of human culture, and the complex processes that have formed and continue to shape planet Earth and the universe beyond it.

Some 22 senior research scientists from the museum currently serve as adjunct research scientists at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability or adjunct professors in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, depending on their current teaching load.