The Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies for the academic year 2022-23 (September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023).
This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must be able to demonstrate college-level teaching experience in museum studies, curatorial practice, service learning, or a closely related field. We seek a colleague whose teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.
The Visiting Lecturer (VL) will teach two courses per semester at our Pittsburgh campus, at the undergraduate level. In the fall this includes “History and Ethics of Collecting and Cultural Property” and the “Museum Studies Internship” course, which requires collaborating with the department’s Academic Curator and local cultural sector professionals to place undergraduates in internship positions. In the spring, this includes the “Curatorial Development” practicum in collaboration with the Director of the University Art Gallery and another iteration of the “Museum Studies Internship” course for a fresh cohort. In addition, they will provide support for the management and care of the University Art Gallery collection, working with other instructors from HAA and beyond who wish to use the collection for teaching purposes. The VL will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as appropriate to their educational needs, and to contribute to department strategic initiatives and public-facing projects.
This position is open to scholars with expertise in all subfields of and methodological approaches to museum and curatorial studies, history of art, architecture, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience, hands-on experience working with collection-based curatorial projects, and a teaching and research profile that would enhance our museum studies offerings across diverse cultures and regions.
Please note: This position is separate from the three-year Lecturer in Museum Studies advertised as a joint appointment with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. For this role, see https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000781
Applications should include:
To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 22003034.
The review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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