Director Museum Studies Program/Asst or Assoc Prof 150062
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2015
RESPONSIBILITIES: Director of an interdisciplinary program in Museum Studies, housed in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, located at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Working with museum professionals, this program includes course work from the Departments of Art, and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration at Western Illinois University.
Responsibilities include: teaching upper division and graduate courses in museum studies (history, administration, collections, exhibits, management, education) and directing the museum studies program which includes supervision of graduate students and exit options, advising, recruiting and admissions, scheduling, and supervising other aspects of program. Duties also include providing service to the university at various levels and conducting a program of scholarly research appropriate to museum studies and/or area of specialization.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor. 12-month contract. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD and experience teaching Museum Studies and/or working as a Museum Professional. Tenure-track position, 12-month contract. ABD considered.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with Master's Degree in Museum Studies and backgrounds in Art History, Art Education or Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration, or other fields related to Museum Studies would be given preference in consideration.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Museum Studies Program is located in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
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