Faculty Fellow in Museum Studies
Program in Museum Studies
New York University Arts and Science

The Program in Museum Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for a Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2024, with the expectation of annual renewal for up to one additional year, pending administrative and budgetary approval and satisfactory performance. We seek strong scholars whose research interests engage the history and theory of museums with a specialization in decolonial theory in museums and/or heritage and cultural property.

Faculty Fellow:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching three Museum Studies courses a year, coordination of thesis work, advising master’s theses, and actively participating in the life of a dynamic program. Teaching experience in higher education is required, and at least one (1) year of professional museum experience is highly desirable. A minimum of an MA degree is required; a Ph.D. must have been completed within five years prior to the start date of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and continue until the search is complete.

NYU Program in Museum Studies
The NYU Program in Museum Studies has been training museum professionals for more than four decades. Courses are offered by outstanding interdisciplinary scholars and museum professionals. Located in New York, a global cultural hub, students gain unparalleled preparation for careers in the field. Our alumni work in fine art, history, anthropology, technology, and natural history museums; in arboretums, national parks, and science centers; and in government agencies, historical societies, and more. Core classes are designed for students to understand the historical and theoretical implications of current museum practice, development and management of collections and exhibitions, and a comprehensive account of the administrative, strategic, and financial aspects of museum management. In addition to our core courses, students choose from a wide range of electives that further and deepen their understanding of museum practice and engagement. The program attracts a diverse student body, including students from all over the world. Inclusive classroom experiences are essential for our teaching.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, descriptions of three Museum Studies courses you would like to teach, and a 1-2 page statement outlining how diversity, equity, access, and inclusion have moved from theory into practice and action in your past and present teaching, research, and lived experience. Submit your completed application at apply.interfolio.com/136933.

More information about the department can be found at http://museumstudies.as.nyu.edu.

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In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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