Thursday, October 03, 2013

Job announcement: Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Collections Management/Museum Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Job Title: Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Collections Management/Museum Studies

Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, three-year renewable position at the rank of Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Collections Management, or Museum Studies, beginning January, 2014. Our department strongly encourages a four-field approach to anthropology. For information about the department, please visit:

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include creating and maintaining accession policy and curatorial protocol; overseeing documentation, care, access, and use of an ethnographic study collection of approximately 1000 objects; and engaging in undergraduate teaching. The university has a long-term commitment to this collection, and we expect the successful candidate to bring long-term visions for the collection's management. 

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. (preferred), knowledge of collection management software (preferably Past Perfect), a strong record of museum/collection management, training in the nature and operation of anthropology/natural history museums, and a promising teaching agenda. Candidates are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and dedication to program development. Candidates must clearly exhibit excellence in museum-related fields. The individual will work with the Loyola University Museum of Art Registrar on policies and procedures. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vita, a teaching statement and a letter of interest outlining their qualifications to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be asked to write letters at subsequent points in the review process. Applicants may forward inquiries about the position or additional materials related to their qualifications to:

Anne Grauer, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

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