Visiting Lecturer in Museology

Company Name: 

University of Washington Museology Graduate Program


Box 359485
Seattle, WA 98195

Contact Name: 

Maya Farrar




Job Description: 


The Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington is seeking a Visiting Lecturer with strong professional experience and teaching proficiency. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, with a start date of September 16, 2018 and an end date of June 15, 2019.


The Museology Graduate Program is a two-year, full-time, master’s program on the UW Seattle campus. We accept 30-35 students each year, and inspire them to use museums to build strong communities. We are an interdisciplinary program in the UW’s Graduate School, and our 4 full-time faculty and 14 guest faculty have academic appointments spanning multiple UW colleges and schools.


This position is appointed within The Information School (iSchool), with the understanding all courses will be taught in the Museology Graduate Program. The position involves teaching a minimum of 2 Museology courses per quarter, including the possibility of chairing master’s thesis committees. It also requires advising first year Museology students, and serving on the Museology Admissions Committee.


The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) at the time of appointment, in a museum-related discipline. A PhD is preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a museum-related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Technology and museums;
    • Exhibit development and design;
    • Nonprofit management, especially fundraising and marketing;
    • Social justice in museums, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
    • Collections access and sustainability.


  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience, including course development and instruction. Experience with teaching undergraduate or graduate level courses is preferred, but not required.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 15, 2017. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Applicants may find further information about the UW’s Museology program at Application packages should include: letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement (see below), CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three references.


Diversity Statement


The Museology Graduate Program and UW’s iSchool seek top scholars in their faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and in the Museology Graduate Program, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your teaching, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool, the Museology Graduate Program, and the museum field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.


For your reference, please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages:



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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.