Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Gallery

Employer
Pennsylvania State University
Location
University Park, Illinois
Posted
Nov 12, 2018
Closes
Dec 12, 2018
Career Level
Experienced
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Gallery

 

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State's University Park campus is seeking a Director who will promote the mission of the EMS Museum and Gallery, namely “to preserve and promote the diverse collections of Penn State's College of Earth & Mineral Sciences by serving as an informed resource for science and art education.” The EMS museum possesses a world-class collection of mineral and rock specimens, original artwork of historic significance (including the noteworthy Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art), and significant collections of fossils, ceramics, glass, and artifacts of science and industry. The museum is currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. The responsibilities for this position include: oversight of the collections; development of exhibits that reflect the expertise and research innovations of the College's five departments and three institutes; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate development and revenue-generating activities to foster the museum's growth; supervision of museum staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participation in the teaching and research mission of the College; creation of K-12 educational materials and programs; and community outreach. The directorship is a fixed-term multiyear academic position open to all ranks, with excellent prospects for renewal beyond the initial appointment. The Director is expected to hold a terminal degree appropriate for their field of expertise at the time of appointment. Faculty appointment in one of the College's academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering) is possible. To apply, please upload a cover letter and concise vision statement for the EMS Museum and Gallery, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three referees. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2018 and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. For additional information on the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences go to http://www.ems.psu.edu. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering excellence in diversity and equity as well as engagement in creating an inclusive workplace environment.

 

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