Monday, January 30, 2012

Professor/Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University


Department: Mathers Museum / Glenn Black Laboratory

Position: Associate / Full Professor / Director

Description: Indiana University Bloomington seeks a director for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, which were merged in the spring of 2011 and report to the university administration through the Vice Provost for Research. The Director will hold a half-time appointment in the Museum/Lab and a half-time appointment in an appropriate department within the College of Arts and Sciences, such as Anthropology or Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Qualified candidates should be prepared to present a vision of how they will develop, lead, and enhance the Museum/Lab, as well as how they will contribute to their home department. Applicants must possess qualifications suitable for a tenured faculty appointment (Associate or Full Professor) and should demonstrate experience in museum leadership, distinguished scholarship, and a commitment to teaching both disciplinary and museum-related courses.

The Museum’s ethnological collections are worldwide in scope and include both material culture objects and major photographic holdings. The Lab’s archaeological collections derive from the Great Lakes-Ohio Valley area, particularly the State of Indiana, and serve as the focus of the Lab’s research. The Museum/Lab is a vital component of the University’s research, teaching, and public missions; the Director is expected to participate fully in all of these activities through the Museum/Lab and his or her home department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of six references. Nominations are welcome; please submit names by January 21, 2012. Materials should be sent to Professor Ruth M. Stone, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Carmichael Center Suite 202, 530 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, Indiana 47408-4003. Alternatively, they may be sent electronically to David Taylor at Applications received by January 31, 2012 will be assured of consideration. Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. (Second listing.)

P.S. I got married at Mathers Museum!

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