The Museum Studies Program (https://museumstudies.ku.edu) is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://college.ku.edu) that grants 10-15 M.A. degrees and graduate certificates annually. As an interdisciplinary program, most program faculty maintain affiliations with one or more departments/programs across campus. KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities, Biodiversity Institute, and Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities provide excellent resources to support research and teaching initiatives across the university. Students and faculty enjoy strong, collaborative relationships on campus with the Spencer Museum of Art, Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Institute, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and Wilcox Classical Museum. Numerous institutions of national significance are within a 45-minute drive of campus, including the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Park, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, National World War I Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, and the National Archives-Kansas City Branch.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/. The successful candidate must receive valid U.S. work authorization prior to the specified start date.
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Questions contact Dr. Andrew Denning, Museum Studies Director and Search Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org