The School of Design at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, beginning Fall 2017.
The Graduate Program in Museum Studies is one of the oldest and most highly regarded Museum Studies Programs in the U.S., offering a 2-year M.A. degree, as well as concurrent degree options with Art History, Anthropology, Arts Leadership, and Library Science. Our curriculum focuses on research, hands-on practice, scholarship, and design. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue a wide range of positions in different types of museums and other non-profits in the cultural field. The faculty and staff of the program are devoted to educating and training students to be resilient, creative, and highly qualified professionals, capable of exceptional performance in diverse working environments. The program seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Assist in the leadership to the Graduate Program in Museum Studies; teach graduate courses in Museum Studies (history and philosophy of museums, installation design, collections management, etc.); advise graduate students; engage faculty from diverse disciplines; conduct a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies; participate in service to school, college, university, community, and profession. Candidates must be able to work with students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)
Likely candidates for this faculty position will bring a research specialization in Museum Studies and/or: Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Arts Administration or another appropriate field. A terminal degree is required. We seek applicants with a combination of academic training as well as an established background as a museum professional. The new faculty member will join a team of professionally-minded colleagues, and work toward enhancing the curriculum, and planning and participating in activities outside the classroom, including but not limited to exhibition installations, field trips, and the development of a speaker series. Tenure-track faculty must be committed to teaching and engaging in research and/or creative scholarship. Committee service to the program, department, college and University is expected, as is interaction with the professional museum community.