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Posted: 09/02/2010

Employer
University of Mary Washington
Historic Preservation

The University of Mary Washington is a co-educational, public institution located in historic Fredericksburg, Va. The University of Mary Washington combines long-standing traditions with state-of-the-art technological advances to provide one of the best undergraduate liberal arts educations in the country, as well as the leading regional graduate programs in education, business, and technology. Its location half-way between Virginiaís capital and Washington, D.C., as well as impressive internship and study abroad experiences, puts Mary Washington in a unique position to extend the classroom experience beyond Fredericksburg.


Position
Assistant Professor in Museum Studies
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Details
 

The Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Museum Studies beginning August 2011. In addition to teaching the introductory sequence in historic preservation, the successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for courses focusing on museum practice, the place of artifacts in historical interpretation, and best practices in the curation and public presentation of material culture, and be involved in the Museum Studies minor.

M.A. or M.S. in Museum Studies is required, with a Ph.D. in a relevant field (American History, American Studies, History of Science and Technology, Library Science) preferred. Previous teaching and professional museum experience is preferred. The Department of Historic Preservation offers an interdisciplinary major that educates students as to a broad range of preservation activities, methods, and theoretical perspectives. For additional information, please see the Departmentís website at http://www.umw.edu/historicpreservation. For further information about the position, contact Andrea Livi Smith, Search Chair, Department of Historic Preservation, alsmith@umw.edu.

The successful applicant will come with experience in providing students a challenging learning environment in which the past is interpreted in the museum context. Use of current relevant technologies and the ability to instruct students on multiple means of public presentation is important. The successful applicant also should speak to how ethics relate to methods of collecting, displaying, and interpreting cultural materials and information.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and contact information for three references at https://careers.umw.edu. The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online applications. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, contact the AA/EEO Officer in Human Resources at 540/654-1046. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, October 15, 2010 by 5 p.m.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Mary Washington actively encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply.

OPen until
10/15/2010

How to apply
https://careers.umw.edu
Andrea Smith

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