Assistant or Associate Professor, Museum Studies Program

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Job description

Specialty:
Museum Management

Contract Type:
Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) – 2017-2020

Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Proposed Start Date:
08/01/2017

Position Description Summary:
The Museum Studies Program of The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable three-year contract position at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning as early as fall 2017. Among the oldest and most highly regarded graduate museum training programs, GW’s Museum Studies Program is located in the new Corcoran College of the Arts and Design. Participation in departmental, college, and university life, and interaction with the museum community of Washington, D.C. are expected. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include teaching graduate-level classes in museum management, project management, and leadership skills for the program that will integrate national policies and new trends, developing new courses when applicable, advising graduate students on classes and internships and preparing them for professional positions in museums and nonprofit organizations.
The incumbent will also be expected to participate actively (and with distinction) in creative or scholarly work.

Minimum Qualifications:
MA required with an academic background in a field appropriate to the subject matter; significant college teaching experience; record of published scholarship (books, articles, museum reviews) and/or creative endeavor; 3-5 years museum experience in management area; knowledge of current research and best practices in museum management and leadership; familiarity with national policies and trends; involvement with national museum organizations, such as the American Alliance of Museums, resulting in conference presentations or workshops. Individual must have thorough knowledge of the administration of museums or nonprofit organizations.

Other Information:
Among the oldest and most highly regarded graduate museum training programs, GW’s Museum Studies Program is located in the new Corcoran College of the Arts and Design and is part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

How to apply

Please complete an online faculty application and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a statement of research and teaching interest.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Selected candidates will be asked to visit the campus and deliver a lecture to faculty and students.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.