Lecturer of Library and Information Studies - Museum Studies, Renewable Term Job at The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK

Job Description

Lecturer of Library and Information Studies - Museum Studies, Renewable Term

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Feb 16, 2024


The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for 6 full-time, Renewable Term Lecturer position (9 month academic year contract 3 month summer required) to teach in the Master of Arts in Museum Studies program. These faculty positions will begin in May 2024 (summer semester) or August 2024 (fall semester). This position is located in Norman, Oklahoma and faculty members will be expected to move to the area (this is not a remote position).


The Master of Arts in Museum Studies is delivered in an online and asynchronous format. The position is 80% teaching with a load of 8 classes per year typically on a 3 fall, 3 spring, and 2 summer schedule. The remaining 20% is service within the department and university.

Successful candidates will have a specialization in Museum Studies and the ability to teach two or more of the following specializations:


  • Museum management, administration, leadership
  • Museum collection acquisitions, cataloging, and management
  • Technology for museum professionals
  • Digital collections
  • Research methods for museum professionals
  • Museum communities and outreach
  • Museums and social justice, cultural sensitivity, diverse communities
  • Laws and legal issues related to museums
  • Audience engagement and programming in museums


Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Instruction at the graduate level
  • Course development
  • Mentoring graduate students
  • Supervising student independent courses and projects
  • Contributing to systematic planning and development within SLIS, including attending faculty meetings
  • SLIS committee membership, other SLIS service assignments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. with a focus on Museum Studies. Museum Studies is a multidisciplinary field, so applicants may come from a number of disciplines such as Library and Information Science, History, Anthropology, Geology, Fine Arts, and others.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching graduate students
  • Experience teaching in an online, asynchronous format
Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted through the online application system and include:

  • A letter of interest detailing the individual’s qualifications for the position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial graduate transcript showing the earned graduate degree
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Summer work,

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