The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for a full-time position in its MA Museum Professions and BA art history programs. The Museum Professions graduate program prepares students for professional careers in museums and other cultural institutions through challenging coursework and concrete experience, melding the theoretical with the practical.
The ideal candidate possesses key expertise in one or more essential museum fields (curatorial, collection management, education/interpretation, exhibition design, and/or administration/development) as well as experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. The position also teaches courses in the BA art history program and advises students enrolled in the dual degree/5-year Bachelor of Arts/Masters of Arts program in Museum Professions.
The successful candidate is immediately eligible for election by relevant faculty members to the Museum Professions Program Director role; duties for both are described below. The Seton Hall academic year runs from late August until late May (including a May intercession) during which time the Director’s presence on campus is essential. Salary and faculty associate status will be commensurate with the appointee’s credentials and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Faculty Associate of Museum Professions
- In addition to assumed program directorship and curriculum development release time, the appointee will teach six courses each academic year (August through May). A semester will include an array of three courses, including museum professions and art history courses (which could be museological).
- Mentoring and advising students on academic matters and careers, including graduate thesis advising (shared with other faculty)
- Curricular development at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including online and traditional courses
Director of Museum Professions MA Program (rotating role among eligible faculty members; appointed by Dean after faculty election)
- Administering the graduate program, including recruitment of graduate students and highly qualified adjunct instructors
- Shaping and implementing the strategic vision of a graduate program with a longstanding national reputation
- Facilitating the Institute of Museum Ethics
Location/Region: South Orange, NJ (US - 07079)