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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 629796
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Library/Museums/Archives, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Arts and Cultural Management and Museum Studies program at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed-term assistant professors, instructors and assistant instructors. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2020.

Duties: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies. Arts & Cultural Management courses include: strategies, promotions and e-Commerce, event production and planning, education and outreach, leadership and innovation, development and public relations, facilities and operations, non-profit law, policy and advocacy, and special topics in Arts and Cultural Management. Museum Studies courses include: foundations of museum studies, learning in museums, curatorial practices, exhibition theory and design, collections management, and special topics in Museum Studies.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and continue the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site

Required Degree

Doctorate -arts, humanities, and/or museum studies

Minimum Requirements

• BA, MA, MFA, or PhD in the arts, humanities, and/or museum studies
• Experience teaching at the college level preferred.
• Professional experience related to the management and advocacy of museums, arts, and/or cultural organizations or industry dimensions of an artistic and humanistic entrepreneurial field.
• Ideal candidates with a Museum Studies background will also have a minimum of five years of experience in the museum field and coursework in Museum Studies, an MA or PhD in a relevant field.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications and values
d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and the names and
e) email addresses of 3 potential referees.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Kirk Domer, or 517-355-6690. For more information about Arts and Cultural Management and Museum Studies at MSU go to

Special Instructions

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
The Arts & Cultural Management and Museums Studies Program consists of two undergraduate minors (ACM, Museum Studies) and three graduate offerings (M.A. in ACM&MS, graduate certificate in MS, graduate certificate in ACM).

Arts and Cultural Management at MSU is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with the knowledge and skill set to succeed in creative, artistic, and administrative positions within arts and cultural organizations. Students pursue practical opportunities related to the management of, and advocacy for, arts and cultural organizations and entrepreneurial artistic careers.

Museum Studies at MSU introduces and prepares students to become museum professionals of the future in institutions that are transforming to serve expanding audiences. The program provides knowledge in a wide variety of careers in museums and interpretive centers by focusing on interdisciplinary knowledge, global issues, community engagement, and informal learning.  Courses are interdisciplinary and may include students in natural history, art, history, and anthropology, among other fields. Faculty work with museums and collections on campus and in the area.

Across our entire program, we share a commitment to the following values:

Flourishing—thriving, facilitating meaning, doing what matters, enabling curiosity, being intentional, reflective, and compassionate

Interconnectedness—relationship-building, collaborative, integrated, embracing diversity, equitable, coherent, harmonious

Resilience—customizable, flexible, adaptive, innovative, relevant, ethical, fresh, trusting in emergence

ACM & MS resides within the College of Arts & Letters, which recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


MSU Statement

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.

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