Faculty Fellow (Teaching)-School of Design, Museum Studies

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 075626 Job Title Faculty Fellow (Teaching)-School of Design, Museum Studies Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

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Job Type Full-time Rank Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University invites applications for a one-year full-time Faculty Fellowship in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies in the School of Design with the possibility of an additional year renewal. The Fellow will teach up to six courses during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Graduate Program in Museum Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, invites applications for a Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning August 2021, with the possibility for a one-year renewal pending administrative and budgetary approval and satisfactory performance. The Faculty Fellow is an integral position to the diverse and professional faculty in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, bringing contemporary insight and unique experiences to the program. We seek a scholar/experienced museum professional whose research interests engage the history and theory of museums, practical museum-based skills, and specific museum experience/research in areas including but not limited to diversity and inclusion, new technologies, museums and the law, and non-profit development and fundraising. Responsibilities include teaching three Museum Studies courses per semester, with the possibility of creating a special-topics course, assisting in the advising master’s students, and actively participating in program trips, conferences, special lectures, and other activities. Some teaching experience is required, and professional museum experience is strongly desired. The School of Design and the College of Visual and Performing Arts seek candidates whose research, teaching, service or professional experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The Graduate Program in Museum Studies is one of the oldest and most highly regarded Museum Studies Programs in the U.S., offering a two-year M.A. degree, as well as concurrent degree options with Art History, Anthropology, and Library Science. Our curriculum focuses on research, hands-on practice, scholarship, and design. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue a wide range of positions in different types of museums and other non-profits in the cultural field. The faculty and staff of the program are devoted to educating and training students to be resilient, creative, and highly qualified professionals, capable of exceptional performance in diverse working environments.


- M.A. or equivalent with significant museum-based professional experience required.
-Terminal degree ( MFA, /Ph.D., or equivalent) with some museum-based professional experience preferred.
- Established practice in museum and/or related non-profit organizations desirable.
- Teaching experience in a college or university setting preferred.
- A record of involvement with national and/or international museum, professional and/or scholarly organizations is strongly desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

-Teach up to six graduate-level courses per year, as assigned
-Provide academic and career advising to graduate students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)
-Engage with faculty from diverse disciplines
-Conduct a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies and/or area of specialization for the terminal degree
- Develop and support relevant programmatic initiatives, exhibitions, field trips, lecture series, and projects that enhance the curriculum, in consultation with the Program Coordinator


Physical Requirements

Successful candidate must be able to participate in the installation of exhibitions. In addition to climbing ladders, the moving and lifting objects of various weights may often be required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, for full consideration submit the following materials:
-Curriculum Vitae
-Cover Letter
-Name and contact information for three references.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at www.syr.edu, www.vpa.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/86290 Job Posting Date 03/24/2021 Application Deadline 05/02/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration 04/16/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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