Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor – University of Washington Museology Graduate Program


The Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington seeks a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service) non-tenured  Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor. This position will specialize in museum collections and or exhibitions as they relate to new perspectives and practices in decentering white, normative culture in museums. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to, decolonization, cultural representation, interpretation, public history, or historical memory. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

This position will be appointed for three years, with the possibility of renewal. This position is appointed within the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences, but all courses will be taught in the Museology Graduate Program. The position involves teaching a minimum of 2 Museology courses per quarter, over 3 quarters, including chairing master’s thesis committees. The position also involves advising Museology students, and providing service to both the Museology Graduate Program and the History Department. The anticipated start date for this appointment is September 16, 2021.


The position requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in history, art, anthropology, or another museum-related field. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years teaching at the graduate level, including course development and instruction, and including chairing master’s thesis committees. The ideal candidate will also have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the museum field or a related field.

Application Instructions

Applications are due January 15, 2021. The Search Committee will not review any applications submitted after this date. Application packages should include:

  1. letter of intent;
  2. CV;
  3. statement of teaching goals/philosophy;
  4. diversity statement;
  5. the names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references.

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Inquiries about the position or application process may be directed to Jessica Luke, Chair of the Museology Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor Search Committee, at

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

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