Job no: 520739
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Prov For Univ Outreach & Engagement
Department: Museum - Uoe 10052596
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Library/Museums/Archives
The MSU Museum, the university’s museum of science and culture, invites applicants for the position of American History Curator. The Museum is committed to exploring the natural universe and humanity’s place within it. This curatorial position, which includes teaching one course per year, is responsible for helping steward, research, and interpret the Museum’s rich history collections.
Description of duties
Position will provide leadership to American History and related programs at the Museum, including collection development, documentation, care, and access activities, in close partnership with faculty in History and related disciplines at MSU. Delivery of diverse educational products for university students, schools, and the general public. In particular, the position will ensure Museum history and other cultural collections are used effectively in MSU courses, especially in History and related fields, engaging MSU students and community partners, with an emphasis on bringing to light the voices and experiences of historically disenfranchised and marginalized communities.
Public Scholarship and Outreach
Doctorate -History or a related field of sociocultural studies
Masters -History or a related field of sociocultural studies
Required Application Materials
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Summary of Physical Demands
Engaging and inspiring campus and community through science and culture.
A campus and community inspired to explore and connect with the wonder, fragility, and complexity of our world.
We believe that:
The MSU Museum allows students to become committed scholars through object-based learning and solve critical issues in partnership with our most vulnerable citizens.
The MSU Museum is a staging ground for engaged and conscientious citizens to work with and transform communities.
The MSU Museum offers the possibility of original discovery to all, from young learners to advanced researchers, using objects to expand our understanding of the universe and our place within it.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Posted on the MMA website 8/22.