Clinical College Position
Director of the Museum Studies Program
Arts and Sciences at New York University
New York University invites applications for the position of Director of the Museum Studies Program. We are seeking a full-time clinical faculty position. Since 1978, the Museum Studies Program at New York University has offered an innovative course of study in contemporary theory and practice of museum work leading to Master of Arts degrees or certificates. With a focus on interdisciplinary study of museums and hands-on courses, the program has prepared more than seven hundred graduates for positions in museums worldwide. Our graduates work in museums of fine art, history, anthropology, technology and natural history. in the arboretum, national parks and science centers; with private groups and companies; and in government agencies, historical societies, community museums, and cultural centers. Graduate careers cover the full range of museum activities, working as directors, curators, educators, registrars, collection managers, development specialists, media and public relations.
The director of the Museum Studies program will be dependent on the program’s standing as one of the best in the country. The program offers advanced academic scholarship in museum history and practice, along with new courses that offer hands-on training in museum work. The Museum Studies Program at New York University offers a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies.
Applicants must have a PhD in a related field. Practical experience in the museum sector is highly required. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting equality and inclusion in the field; Strong scholarship record in Museum Studies; Teaching experience and can formulate a dynamic program vision that responds to the current state of the museum sector. The initial appointment will be for a term of one to three years, renewable for subsequent multi-year periods. Appointment will commence on September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Application review will begin on January 14, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter reflecting relevant experience; Curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation; A post that exemplifies your writing; and a Diversity and Inclusion Statement detailing how diversity manifests in your past and current practices of teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how diversity issues apply to leadership, education, and program programming. For more information, please see
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The College of Arts and Sciences at New York University is located at the heart of a leading research university spanning the world. We are looking for scholars of the highest caliber, who exemplify the diversity of the United States as well as the global community in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who have been underrepresented in an occupation, via color, creed, race, ethnic or national origin, physical ability, gender, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis. New York University emphasizes the value of differing worldviews as we strive to build the strongest university possible on the widest scale. To learn more about the arts and sciences’ commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please visit https://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html
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