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Part-time Lecturer for Curatorial Approaches to Collections Management
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 6, 2023
Title Part-time Lecturer for Curatorial Approaches to Collections Management
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Museum Studies Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Museum Studies
    History - General

The Museum Studies Program at Tufts University seeks a part‐time lecturer to teach a graduate-level course, Curatorial Approaches to Collections Management, in Fall 2023. This interdisciplinary course introduces the intersecting responsibilities of managing a museum collection while making it accessible to public audiences in history, science, and art museums. It addresses collections management from acquisition to deaccessioning, registration documentation, creating collections and disaster plans, collections storage, provenance research, as well as the intellectual control,  protection, and access to collections. It explores contemporary concerns such as decolonization, co-curation, anti-racist strategies, nomenclature, diversifying collections, and collaborating with communities. The three-hour class meets on Monday evenings in the fall on Tufts’ Medford campus.


Ideal candidates will have professional experience in curatorial practice and will be well-versed in the range of curatorial practices in history, science, and art museums. A Master’s degree is required; additional advanced educational attainment and/or certification is preferred. A record of teaching in higher education or similar teaching or training experience is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evidence (potential syllabus for the course, prior course evaluations, etc.), and have two reference letters uploaded to Interfolio directly by recommenders. Our program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates’ materials should address how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

Questions about the position may be directed to Maura McDonald at, Program Manager for Museum Studies. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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