Human Resources

Adjunct Instructor - Museum Studies (Part-time)


Art & Art History


The Ursinus College Department of Art & Art History invites applications for an adjunct instructor of museum studies to teach an introductory course in the interdisciplinary museum studies minor. The course will make use of collections and assets of the college’s Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.


The successful candidate will teach an introduction to the social and political history of museums, as well as the structure, function and practices of museums. The Berman Museum will serve as a laboratory, and independent projects may focus on objects from the Museum’s collections. Outside scholars and specialists will offer in-depth examination of selected topics. Visits are made to regional museums. Three hours per week. Four semester hours.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

Candidates should have a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Minimum requirements include a Masters-level degree or equivalent experience in the museum, arts, and culture sector.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2023


Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references. All applications should be emailed to Deborah Barkun, the Creative Director of the Berman Museum of Art, Director of Museum Studies and Associate Professor of Art History at

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.