The Office of Academic Affairs

College of the Arts


School of Art and Design

Position Title

Assistant Professor and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Zuckerman Museum of Art

Position Description and Responsibilities:    

Full-time, tenure-track, twelve-month administrative faculty appointment. Duties include providing curatorial leadership for the new Zuckerman Museum of Art with the assistance of an experienced staff: curation of exhibitions, oversight of publications, strategic planning, fundraising and outreach. Serve as liaison between the Zuckerman Museum of Art and its various constituencies both on and off campus, particularly the School of Art and Design. The position will begin as the recently expanded Zuckerman Museum of Art building is opening. This position offers an unusual opportunity to shape and develop programming and collections in the context of ongoing growth in both resources and audience. Classroom teaching may not be required, but an understanding of and commitment to the university’s educational mission is expected, as is ongoing research/creative activity and service, which may be expressed through the curatorial and outreach duties of the position.

Ideal qualifications: extensive experience in curation of exhibitions in a university context from a wide variety of media, approaches, and historical periods; both a museum background as well as work in galleries serving an art department; experience in administration and successful coordination of long and short-term projects; successful track record of grant writing, fundraising, and building partnerships; knowledge of historical and contemporary American art; record of significant, nationally-recognized scholarship and/or creative activity.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Minimum requirements: terminal degree in art, art history, museum studies, or arts administration; or other graduate degree and clearly documented equivalent professional experience and accomplishments; curatorial and administrative experience; desire and ability to work with rapidly expanding programs in a dynamic and growing institution.

Application Procedure:

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be received by January 4, 2013.  Candidates should send in hard copy a letter of interest addressing the applicant’s position qualifications; current curriculum vita; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references; and three examples of documentation of curatorial experience and/or scholarship.

Chief Curator/Director Search Committee
School of Art and Design
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, MD 2901
Kennesaw, Georgia   30144-5591.

Do not send additional materials at this time; supporting materials may be requested later in the process. No e-mail applications.

Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position opening, contact Dr. Catherine Lewis,

Date Position Available: July 1, 2013
Departmental/College Overview:

The Atlanta area has six museums and over 130 active galleries and alternative spaces. The NASAD-accredited School of Art and Design serves over 500 majors in highly selective and competitive programs including the B.F.A. in studio art, the B.S. in Art Education, the B.A. in art history, and an M.A.T. in teaching art. The Clayton Gallery, Phase I of the university art museum, opened in 2007. Phase II is currently under construction and will open in fall 2013 as the Zuckerman Museum of Art. The museum’s permanent collection currently focuses primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. The Fine Arts Gallery, in a neighboring building, provides an additional programming space. The chief curator/director is a member of the School of Art and Design, and is part of the executive team in Museum, Archives, and Rare Books (MARB). Staff dedicated to the art museum and galleries currently include an operations manager/preparator, a registrar/collections manager, an assistant curator, and an administrative assistant. Further support (P.R., accounting, outreach, etc.) comes from additional MARB staff as needed. 

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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