Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS) seeks an accomplished curator, scholar, or critic to direct its graduate program in curatorial studies, one of the preeminent programs worldwide for the education of curators of contemporary art. The M.A.degree program offers an intensive, two-year course of study, culminating in an individually curated exhibition and a thesis. The program is housed in a newly expanded exhibition and study facility that includes the Hessel Museum of Art, comprising 16,000 square feet of galleries for display of the Marieluise Hessel Collection, a prominent collection of contemporary art on permanent loan to the Center; a 19,000volume research library and archive; and 9,500 square feet of temporary exhibition galleries. The director of the graduate program provides innovative intellectual leadership to the Centers graduate and research programs; works closely with the CCS executive director to integrate the Centers educational and exhibition programs and to develop funding for the graduate and research programs; and is responsible for all aspects of the administration of the graduate program, including hiring faculty, developing the curriculum, student admissions, and financial aid. Candidates must have an advanced postgraduate degree (M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.) in a field pertinent to the graduate program, close familiarity with the contemporary visual arts and current curatorial and exhibition practice, and significant experience teaching at the graduate level. The director of the graduate program holds a non-tenure-track appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are excellent. Applicants must submit a letter of interest including salary expectations, c.v., and list of at least three references to CCS Search, Human Resources-8906, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000. Further applicant materials, such as exhibition catalogues or publications, may be requested as needed. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is June 1, 2007. AA/EOE. For further information about the CCS and its graduate and research programs see http://www.bard.edu/ccs . The current catalogue of the graduate program is available as a PDF file at http://www.bard.edu/ccs/graduate , and a print copy may be requested at ccs@bard.edu.
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