Assistant Professor, Museum Studies

Institution Name 
The College of Wooster
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Museum Studies
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
January 7, 2019

The College of Wooster invites applications for a new tenure-track interdisciplinary position in the area of Museum Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar whose interests and qualifications extend beyond a single area of expertise to design and implement an interdisciplinary Museum Studies curriculum. Duties include teaching Museum Studies courses, mentoring students in their scholarly and professional development, and overseeing off-campus internships.

Candidates must hold a PhD in an applicable field, such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, or Museum Studies with an emphasis in a non-western or indigenous area studies, ancient or contemporary. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in teaching, scholarly engagement, and museum practice, including experience within museums, galleries, or cultural centers, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively. We seek faculty who are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and who demonstrate these commitments through their teaching, curricular development, and research.

Strong candidates will bring expertise in one or several of the following specializations: critical museum studies, audience development, museum management and administration, exhibition design, collection standards, and museum ethics. The capacity to address digital and virtual exhibitions is also desirable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy, research statement, scholarly writing sample, diversity statement, and three reference letters to Dr. Kara Morrow, Search Chair, through Interfolio The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Completed applications should be submitted by January 7, 2019.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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