Northern Illinois University invites applications for an anticipated opening for a Director of the newly renovated Anthropology Museum scheduled to open in February 2012. The Director of the Anthropology Museum will have an excellent opportunity to develop a vision for the future that includes strategic planning for a new facility. The museum will have a newly renovated exhibition gallery and collections storage rooms with a new HVAC system. The Museum recently accomplished IMAP (2010) and CAP (2009) with a view toward accreditation.

The Director teaches a minimum of one course per year as part of the interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. The museum curates a collection of 12,000 ethnographic and archaeological artifacts with strengths in Southeast Asia, North America, New Guinea, Mesoamerica and Africa. Over 50% of the collection is linked to NIU’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, a U.S. Dept of Education Title VI National Resource Center. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is available starting July 1, 2012. Send letter of interest, vita, and the names of three references to: Museum Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2854 or email Initial review will begin January 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required. NIU is an AA/EEO institution.

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