Director for the Center for Burma Studies/Curator for the Burma Art Collection – Northern Illinois University

The NIU Center for Burma Studies was selected by the Burma Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies in 1986 to be the national Center for Burma Studies. The Center is nonpolitical and does not grant degrees. The Center goal is to receive, preserve, curate, and promote material related to Burmese cultures in an appropriate environment. The Burmese collection is used by researchers and the public who are interested in the country of Burma/Myanmar, its minority cultures and nationalities, and their development. 

The Director provides vision and leadership for the NIU Center for Burma Studies. The Director will have oversight of Burmese collections and the bi-annual publication of The Journal of Burma Studies. The Director will have primary responsibility for curation, accession, and promotion of the Burmese collections. The successful candidate will also hold a tenure track or tenured position. In addition to supporting instruction in their home department, the candidate will encourage, support, and promote undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to the Burmese collections and Burma (Myanmar) in general. 

The Director reports to the Vice President of the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and will be considered for a tenured appointment in an appropriate department and college related to their research and teaching expertise. The Director will also have a reporting line to the Chair of their home department and should have a strong collaborative relationship with the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. 

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For full consideration, prospective applicants should apply by March 20, 2023. 

The anticipated start date for this appointment is January 03, 2024. 

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