Fordham University seeks a Visual Resources Curator with expertise in digital pedagogy. A successful candidate will maintain the Art History Department’s significant digital image collections, performing curatorial duties required to support Art History faculty in their teaching and research. S/he will develop, promote, and support new digital-based pedagogies primarily among faculties in Art History, Music, and Visual Arts, as well as provide support for the use of digital platforms for research. Experience with relevant software for image database management necessary, as is knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite. Required also is engagement with current practices in digital scholarship and pedagogy, as well as the ability to train faculty in their use and implementation in the classroom. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise, s/he may have opportunities to teach departmental courses.
The Curator reports to the Chair of Art History and Music. The position is split between our Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, and the Curator would be expected to divide the work week between campuses.
This is a part-time 40-week/year position, with benefits
Work hours per week: 25
- BA or higher in Art History
- MA/MLS in library science or related field
- At least three years experience with visual resources management and digital pedagogy
- Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments required
- Must be able to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and pedagogical support
- Excellent communication skills, ability to work with colleagues, attention to detail
Start Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
Deadline for Application: Monday, November 24, 2014
Applicants should send a résumé and letter of interest to Nina Rowe, Chair of the Department of Art History and Music, Fordham University ( firstname.lastname@example.org). The letter should detail your training and work experience. Also explain your conception of the role of a Visual Resources Curator within an Art History program today and your vision for the future. Finally, please address your capabilities with digital pedagogies pertaining to Musicology and Visual Arts.
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.