Lecturer | Waco, TX
Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track, Museum Studies, Baylor University
Location: Waco, Texas
Open Date: Jul 19, 2022
Deadline: Sep 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: Baylor University seeks a Lecturer in Museum Studies to start in January 2023.
This is a full-time position. Courses taught might include
1) an introductory undergraduate class;
2) a graduate seminar in museum education, one of the core courses in the graduate program; and
3) advanced undergraduate and graduate classes in the candidate's area of specialization. The latter might include (but are not limited to) informal learning, public programming, exhibits, evaluation and assessment, and visitor studies.
Classes in the department tend to be small, and professors get to know their students very well. The two-year graduate program usually has 9-11 students in each cohort, so that there are usually around 20 students on campus. In addition, the department has recently reactivated its undergraduate major and created a group of 4+1 programs that will allow Baylor students to complete their undergraduate BA and a master's in museum studies in five years. Our partners in these programs include the departments of anthropology, art and art history, history, and journalism, public relations and new media. In addition to three full-time faculty the department has recruited museum professionals to serve as adjunct lecturers; they hold positions at the Mayborn Museum (our home base) and other museums in Waco and central Texas.
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
The department seeks a person with a doctoral degree in a discipline associated with museums and/or museum studies. In addition to the doctoral degree the candidate should have substantial experience in the museum field, either full-time or in a consulting role. The position blends teaching with research that aligns with the courses the candidate will be teaching.
$60,000-70,000 with a strong package of benefits.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/108802
A complete application consists of (1) a cover/application letter, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) an official transcript of the highest degree conferred (if a PhD or other advanced degree is in progress, a transcript showing hours completed toward the PhD is also required), (4) a statement of religious faith, (5) three references and contact information.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicants religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.