Faculty Job in Museum Studies

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Museum Studies
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Application deadline is January 31, 2009 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is undergoing a period of exciting growth and is expanding both in terms of number of people and in scope. The Faculty invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin on July 1, 2009. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek candidates with excellent research and teaching abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the Faculty and the fields of museum studies, cultural heritage, and information. The Faculty seeks a scholar (Open Rank) who transcends traditional divisions and we invite applications from candidates with active research projects within one or more of the following areas: (i) museum and cultural heritage studies; (ii) museum management and leadership; (iii) collections management; (iv) museums, information and communication technology; and/or (v) cultural policy, representation, and identity. The candidate’s research should fit with the Faculty’s focus and mission.

The Faculty’s 2004-10 Academic Plan recognizes that society’s information practices are being reconfigured and transformed by material shifts in infrastructures as well as political and cultural shifts in our attitudes toward information as a social phenomenon. In this context, as part of a multi-year process of Faculty renewal, a faculty member is sought to help rethink and reshape the information profession through innovative teaching and collaborative research projects.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of scholarship, experience with multidisciplinary research, and strong teaching experience. Additional qualifications for those applying at the Associate or Full Professor level include experience leading research projects and working with graduate students. Experience developing new curricula is an asset.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, copies of three representative papers/publications, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a list of three references to the address below. (Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent, under separate cover, to the same address.)

Application through the U of T academic opportunities website is strongly preferred:

Jens-Erik Mai, Chair, Search Committee
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6, Canada
Phone: 416-978-7097
Fax: 416-978-5762

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