Monday, October 17, 2011

Opening: UW Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in anthropology, rank open, with a start date of August 2012, to serve as the departmental coordinator of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM).

Ph.D. in anthropology and museum collections experience required. Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience in a university or other museum with a large collection, evidence of scholarly achievement in the field of Anthropology and/or Museum Studies with the promise of continued productivity and demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary studies and collaborative efforts in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year with museological content (total load four courses per year) and must be able to teach at least two courses in the required course sequence for the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate, Anthropology 723 Museum Curation and Interpretation and Anthropology 722 Museum Exhibits (for course descriptions, see Both courses are taught on site at the MPM, where the successful candidate will have Adjunct Curator status.

Administrative duties include serving as the primary adviser or committee member on thesis projects with museological content, supervising students in Anthropology 724 Internship in Museum Studies, serving on the Museum Studies Committee and maintaining active connections with area museums, particularly the Milwaukee Public Museum.

A complete application consists of a cover letter (outlining research interests, museum experience and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae and writing sample (all three to be uploaded with online application). In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and should be mailed to Kathy Krueger, Search and Screen Support, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or Deadline for applications is December 15, 2011. To apply, please see: Notes: International applications will be considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs.

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