Director - Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art
Beloit College seeks a Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art to begin July, 2019. The Director is responsible for the administration of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art and for working with faculty and museum staff to develop exhibits, programs, policies and plans, grant proposals, and manage resources. The Director supervises a small professional staff and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. This is an twelve-month, full-time, administrative position with an adjunct faculty appointment in a relevant department.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D, preferably in Anthropology and must have three to five years of prior administrative or curatorial museum experience, preferably in an academic museum. Working knowledge of current practices, theories, ethics, and policies in the field of museums is required, preferably in anthropology and art museums. Experience with NAGPRA compliance and working with source communities is preferred.
The incoming Director must be a strong leader and provide vision and strategic direction for the Logan and Wright museums. Knowledge of American Alliance of Museum accreditation desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. They should demonstrate a commitment to deconstructing the structural biases embedded in disciplinary boundaries. Evidence of ongoing interdisciplinary research and/or scholarly production that complements the existing strengths of the museums is preferred.
Teaching experience, broadly construed, is required. The successful candidate preferably has teaching experience at the undergraduate level. The Director will have adjunct faculty status, chair and teach Museum Studies, and cross-list in relevant departments. Demonstrated experience advising and mentoring students, cultivating and facilitating student research opportunities, and experience in object-based instruction is required. The Director will work with faculty and museum and development staff to develop, maintain, and promote the museums as excellent learning resources. Effective collaboration and strong communication skills are required.
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Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. More information about Beloit College can be found at www.beloit.edu.
To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to BCDirMuseums2019@beloit.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.