Job announcement: Senior Lecturer/Administrative Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - Harvard University - Deadline: Jan. 5, 2011

Senior Lecturer/Administrative Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is the oldest and most extensive university-based collection of its type in the United States, holding some 20,000 instruments dating from the 17th century to the present. As part of the Department of History of Science, the Collection is at the cross-roads of new forms of scholarship in the study of material culture, and a major site for interdisciplinary work connecting the instruments to work in the sciences and humanities, from music, computation, and navigation to particle physics, chemistry, physiology, and psychology. As Senior Lecturer, the holder of this position will work closely with students and faculty from the Department as well as other units inside the university to mount short and long-term exhibitions; he or she will have half-time teaching obligations and will work closely with the Faculty Director of the CHSI. There are opportunities to develop courses in history of science. As Administrative Director, the person taking this job will be responsible for the fiscal and staff oversight of the collection, which includes management of budgets, internal controls, data reporting, staff appointments, payroll, and workflow. Requires a PhD and at least 3 years experience with exhibitions, visual medium, virtual and material collections. Demonstrated administrative and managerial experience. Closing date for applications is January 5, 2011. Please submit your application to with your cv and names of three referees. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.