Public Scholar of Museums and Learning – Indiana University

The Indiana University School of Liberal Arts – Indianapolis is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Public Scholar of Museums and Learning, a faculty appointment of the Museum Studies Program. The faculty position is a tenure-track position, rank open, Ph.D., Ed.,D., or MFA required. If experience and rank are appropriate, the candidate may also be considered for the Museum Studies Director appointment which is made on a three-year renewable term.

The Public Scholars of Civic Engagement Initiative is a bold vision for faculty in an urban university dedicated to producing scholarship with and for public audiences and community partners. The collaborative and innovative nature of these positions requires candidates to be experts in their disciplines and able to work collaboratively. Candidates must be skilled in the application of their scholarship, and able to involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in public scholarship and civic engagement. They must have sensitivity and leadership skills to understand and work across organizational cultures and boundaries, and to build bridges among institutions and diverse communities.

Responsibilities of the Public Scholar of Museums and Learning
This is a ten-month, tenure track position. The faculty person is a member of the Museum Studies Program and with a possible joint appointment in a department depending on the candidate’s area of expertise (ex. history, anthropology, etc.). Tenure is through the School of Liberal Arts.

The primary responsibilities of the faculty member are to:
• Continue existing relationships and build new sustainable partnerships with area museums, and involve undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful ways in advancing the public scholarship of museums and learning through those relationships
• Further the public scholarship of museums and learning on campus, in Indianapolis, and nationally through the creation, dissemination of research with and for community partners.
• Contribute to the Museum Studies curricula by developing and teaching courses related to the faculty member’s expertise in such fields as museum education, interpretive planning, evaluation and assessment, and exhibit development.
• Contribute to the mission and the advancement of the Museum Studies program by developing undergraduate and graduate programs, supporting faculty development, pursuing external funding, and representing the program in school, campus, community, and museum professional contexts.

If appropriate, the responsibilities may also include administration of the Museum Studies Program:
• Direct the Museum Studies Program, including program administration and curriculum; student and faculty development; strategic leadership to continue the program’s growth and innovative practices of civically engaged teaching and research.


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Post expires at 5:00pm on Tuesday January 1st, 2019