The Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University invites applications to teach FINH
3301 (Museums, Education and Engagement) for the winter term (January to April, 2021),
as a stipendiary (part-time) position. This course examines the expanding field of museum
education and considers the broader educational role of the museum. Topics include:
current practice in museum education, informal learning theories, visitor experience, visitor
research, writing in the museum, accessibility, inclusion, relevance, and the ways in which
museums use new media, social media and mobile technology.
This seminar course involves 3 contact hours of class time per week. This course is capped
at 20 students to facilitate student collaboration within course assignments, to allow for
greater depth of discussion, and to accommodate visits to the Owens Art Gallery.
The successful applicant should have completed a master’s degree in Museum Education,
Museum Studies or related discipline in addition to significant experience working within
the museum field.
Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, documentation of
recent creative work (maximum of 20 images), names and contact information of two
references, and relevant supporting material including a teaching portfolio (course outlines,
examples of student work, etc.), submitted as a single PDF. The deadline for receipt of
complete applications is April 16, 2020.
Applications should be sent to:
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Fine Arts
The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1B3
506-364-2491, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Allison is a highly respected small undergraduate institution. With 11 full and part-
time faculty and technical staff and approximately 120 students, the Department of Fine Arts
offers a BFA and BA with majors and minors in studio art and art history, with studio
courses in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, open media and sculpture. In 2014,
the Department of Fine Arts moved to the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, a new
purpose-built facility on the Mount Allison campus. An important support to the
Department on campus is the Owens Art Gallery, with a program of contemporary and
historical exhibitions and visiting artists’ presentations.