Dir Museum Research and Collections - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(498895)

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Detailed Job Description

The Director of Museum Research and Collections is responsible for facilitating and promoting the pursuit, discovery and dissemination of knowledge through museum-based research conducted by University faculty, curators, and students as well as outside researchers. The Director will provide oversight for the acquisition of objects for the UA Museums collections and for the management of the collections, including necessary and appropriate documentation, conservation, preservation, protection, preparation, research, exhibition, and interpretation of collections objects belonging to or in the temporary custody of UA Museums.

Additional Department Summary:

The Director will facilitate the activities of the UA Museums Council of Curators as the Chief Curator and will encourage collaborative research efforts and interdisciplinary grant proposals by Museum Curators. The Director is expected to develop and conduct research in his/her own academic discipline and secure external grant funds. Results of research/scholarly work should be published, disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, and/or presented at conferences or symposiums. The Director will serve as a Curator in a museum-related discipline such as paleontology, biology, geology, or archaeology.The Director will supervise staff in carrying out collections care and management. The Director is expected to remain current with regard to developments in the field including relevant state and federal statutes and professional ethical standards.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Biology, Geology, Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field and extensive experience in collections-based research and museum collections management. Additional Required Department Qualifications:Valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier. Skills and Knowledge:Must have strong record of scholarly research and publication in high-quality peer-reviewed academic journals. Must have knowledge and skills in collections management policies and procedures and collections database management. Must have good organizational skills to maintain collections data, loans, general inventory, condition reports, and conservation needs. Ability to organize and direct the work of others and train staff for program specific requirements. Based on Qualifications

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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