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Clinical Faculty Position/Director in the Program in Museum Studies, NYU Arts & Science

New York University Arts and Science
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

Clinical Faculty Position
Director in the Program in Museum Studies
New York University Arts and Science

New York University invites applications for the position of Director of the Program of Museum Studies. We are seeking to fill a position for a full-time Clinical Faculty Member. Since 1978, the Program in Museum Studies at New York University has offered an innovative course of study in the contemporary theory and practice of museum work leading to either Master of Arts or Certificate degrees. Emphasizing both the interdisciplinary study of museums and courses of practical training, the program has prepared over seven hundred graduates for positions in museums throughout the world. Our graduates are working in museums of fine art, history, anthropology, technology, and natural history; in arboretums, national parks, and science centers; with private and corporate collections; and in government agencies, historical societies, community-based museums and cultural centers. Graduate careers cover the full range of museum activity, working as directors, curators, educators, registrars, collection managers, and development, media, and public relations specialists.

The Director of the Program in Museum Studies, will build on the Program’s standing as one of the best in the country. The Program offers advanced academic scholarship in museum history and practice, along with new courses that offer practical training in museum work. The Program in Museum Studies at NYU offers a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant field. Practical experience in the museum sector is strongly desired. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to fostering equity and inclusion in the field; a strong record of scholarship in museum studies; teaching experience; and can articulate a dynamic vision for the Program that is responsive to the current state of the museum sector. The initial appointment will be for one to three-year term, subject to renewal for subsequent multi-year terms. The appointment will start on September 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022 and remain open until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter that reflects on relevant experience; CV, three letters of recommendation; a publication that exemplifies your writing; and a diversity and inclusion statement that details how diversity figures into your past and present practice of teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the leadership, teaching, and programming of the program. For more information, please see

Please apply to the position using the following link:

If you have additional questions, please contact the Chair of Search, Professor Jane Anderson by email at

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please visit

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