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March 29, 2014

Faculty position in Museology/Museum Studies

Nanyang Technological University
Photo by Wilfred Lim.

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites qualified academics/professionals to apply for a faculty position as associate or full professor in Museology/Museum Studies.

ADM is currently developing a teaching and research focus in Museology/Museum Studies which values innovation, critical thinking and leadership. Museum Studies is seen as an increasingly vital component throughout the entire curriculum offered at ADM. Accordingly, the successful applicant will be expected to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary mode, and across a variety of fields which may include the history and future of museums, museums in the digital age (museum informatics, museum technologies, museums and the web), material culture, visitor interaction, program leadership, management and educational programs and methodologies. Other visual culture courses in the candidate’s area of specialization would be most welcome.

In 2013, ADM/NTU and the Singapore Economic Development Board established the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). The successful candidate is expected to play a central role in driving the CCA’s research agenda.

The school
ADM is committed to developing a global program and we welcome applications from candidates with international as well as regional expertise. The successful candidate should be able to engage students historically, socially, and conceptually and inspire imaginative, critical and interdisciplinary reflection across theory and practice. ADM provides excellent opportunities for funded research and the successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research profile, as well as a commitment to teaching and service at undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will also involve administrative duties and committee participation. The school currently offers six BFA degrees and an MA and PhD by research.

ADM is the first comprehensive art school in Singapore. It provides a studio-based professional education in a comprehensive university setting, providing students with the knowledge and skills to develop, and produce groundbreaking creative artworks and related scholarly activity. ADM also promotes Singapore’s creative culture and identity, and is positioned to play a central role in the transformation of Singapore into a regional centre of art, art history, media and design.

The university and school websites can provide further information.

Qualifications:
A PhD degree (or post-graduate degree/relevant experience) as well as a strong record of university level teaching, research, supervision and publishing, are desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with:

– expertise in interdisciplinary teaching at the advanced undergraduate and/or graduate level
– record of published research
– previous experience in museum leadership/management or collections research.

The salary and level of appointment offered will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information on emolument and general terms and conditions of service is available on the university website.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching statement, research statement, names and addresses of at least three references (do not send letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, and scanned copies.

Send to materials to:
The Search Committee
School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University
81 Nanyang Drive, Level 3
Singapore 637458
[email protected]

Applications must be clearly marked “Associate or Full Professor Position: Museology/Museum Studies, School of Art, Design and Media.” Electronic submission of applications is encouraged.

The closing date for applications is 30 June.

 

 

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