Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) is seeking an innovative and committed individual to join our inclusive and collegial community, serving as the Director of the EMS Museum and Art Gallery. Located on the ground floor of the Deike Building on the University Park campus, the recently renovated EMS Museum and Art Gallery is perfectly positioned to be a vibrant and impactful center of learning, community, and outreach, telling the story of the EMS disciplines to a broad audience. The EMS Museum and Art Gallery 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 responsibilities for this position will include: overseeing the collections; developing relevant and engaging exhibits that capture the imagination and bring to life the expertise and research innovations of the College's five departments and three institutes; implementing and supporting college events in the Museum and Art Gallery space; providing a fully accessible and inclusive experience for all constituencies; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with faculty to develop broader impacts/broadening participation activities and materials; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate revenue-generating activities to foster growth; supervising staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participating in the teaching and research mission of the College including student engagement; creating K-12 educational materials and programs; and fostering community outreach.
The directorship is open to immediate tenure-eligible applicants at the rank of associate professor or professor.
The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an academic appointment in one of the College's departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).
Applicants should have:
• A PhD in a field appropriate for tenure in an EMS department
• An excellent teaching and mentoring track record
• An excellent research and publication track record
• Demonstrated service to the profession
The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an appointment in one of the College's academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).
To apply, please upload the following materials with your application:
• 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 references.
The Pennsylvania State University's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, belonging, and engagement, which creates an inclusive environment in their workplace.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately 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 https://www.ems.psu.edu/.
We seek both immediate tenure-eligible and non-tenure-line applicants for this position. Interested non-tenure-line applicants must refer to and apply to the following advertisement: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Director--Earth-and-Mineral-Sciences-Museum-and-Art-Gallery_REQ_0000029321-1
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