Opening: Clinical Faculty in Collections Care and Management

Position: Clinical Faculty in Collections Care and Management
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment: Beginning August 2012

Application deadline: Preference given to applications received by January 12, 2012

The Museum Studies Program at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, clinical faculty position with a specialty in museum collections management at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in August, 2012.

This faculty member will have a clinical faculty appointment in the Museum Studies Program, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Candidates must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as a clinical assistant professor or higher in the School of Liberal Arts, MA required; PhD or equivalent terminal degree in field is preferred; at least 3 years of professional museum experience with a demonstrated record of collections care and management or registration and teaching experience in college-level teaching or targeted professional development training is required. Successful candidates should have experience with or in collaborative community-based settings and record of participation in professional or field-based activities is required. Experience in areas of museum practice such as preventive conservation, ethical and legal issues in collections management and registration, digital collections, collections and descendant communities, NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), or materials science is preferred.

The faculty member will be expected to teach required museum studies courses including graduate and undergraduate students in “Collections care and management”, supervise internships and develop upper level graduate electives in the area of museum collections such as preventive conservation, ethical and legal issues in collections management and registration, collections data management, and digital collections. The faculty member may also develop special topics classes such as “collections and descendant communities,” NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), material culture research, and other topics relevant to his or her expertise. The faculty member will serve as academic advisor to graduate students and research advisor to students completing advanced research projects. The faculty member’s teaching and projects may focus on collections from a variety of disciplines – history, art, anthropology, and/or science.

Candidates must be skilled in the application of their training and experience to museum settings, and able to involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in through collaborative, community-based work. As clinical faculty, this position will not be tenured, but instead will be eligible for a long-term, renewable contract and will be evaluated on the basis of excellence in teaching and service.

Applications materials consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, should be addressed to, Dr. Elee Wood, Chair, Search Committee. Materials may be sent by mail to: IUPUI Museum Studies Program, Cavanaugh Hall 419, 425 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN, 46202 or as electronic attachments to email addressed to

Applications received by January 12, 2012 will receive priority review. Position will remain open until filled. The position will begin in August 2012, salary and benefits are competitive. IUPUI is an EEO/AA employer, M/F/D and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. The Indiana University System provides benefits to domestic partners.

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