We seek a candidate with an expertise in the arts of Africa, but who is also capable of overseeing our collections of the arts of Oceania and the Americas. The candidate must be a scholar of the highest order who is both capable of conducting their own research on the collection and possesses the ambition and skills to create and manage a robust research program to study, teach, exhibit, and publish the museum’s renowned collections. The individual must work closely with faculty and students in the department of art history and must be skilled at establishing productive relationships with related schools and departments, including the African Studies Program in IU’s Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
As part of the Eskenazi Museum’s curatorial team, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the institution, but especially in the areas of curatorial and education, to activate the museum’s outstanding collections. Of particular importance will be a strong working relationship with the museum’s curator of contemporary art.
The successful candidate must possess an M.A. in art history, but a Ph.D. is preferred. The candidate should also have some demonstrable museum experience as well as a record of accomplishment in successfully producing significant exhibitions, public programs, and publications. The position is a non-tenured faculty appointment.