Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Job Posting

The following museum job opportunity was originally posted on jobHQ (

Faculty Curator in University of South Carolina - Columbia SC

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced

University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum in the College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a director for its faculty curatorial initiative. This is a new position within the College as a non-tenured clinical assistant professor. This position reports directly to the director of the museum and will be responsible for formulating and overseeing the institution's new role of engaging faculty and students in the life of the museum. We seek candidates who will also direct the graduate level certificate program in museum management including course structure and content, and serve in a senior curatorial capacity. The candidate will also have adjunct faculty status within an appropriate academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences and should be able to teach an upper level course in his/her specialty. It is expected that the candidate will work closely with other faculty and museum staff to foster innovative and interedisciplinary projects as well as engage students in museum based learning. McKissick Museum specializes in the folklife and material culture of the Southeastern United States. It has extensive collections in those areas as well as natural history. It produces highly interpretive exhibitions that look at the arts and everyday lives of Americans. The Museum maintains close ties with the departments of Art, Anthropology and History, as well as the School of the Environment and the Southern Studies program. The University of South Carolina's main campus is in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. There are over 27,000 students, 350 degree programs and a nationally-ranked library system.

PhD or Edd preferred. ABD considered. Applicants may send a cover letter, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Faculty Search Committee Chair, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2008.

Preferred Education: Doctorate

NOTES: The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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