The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2017-2018. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 28, 2017. The position is renewable, pending budget approval.
The position will require the incumbent to teach six courses per year in arts management consisting of classes usually at the graduate level or occasionally for undergraduates and supervising of graduate capstones. Potential courses would likely include financial management and cultural policy, as well as possible special topics courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Active service including advising students and overseeing events or other non-classroom related activities is expected. Additionally, the candidate is expected to work closely as part of the Arts Management faculty team to continue maintaining the program’s high standards of excellence and innovation.
Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on Monday, June 19, 2017 will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via : http://apply.interfolio.com/42654 the initial submission, please only include a letter of application addressing the candidate’s background as well as teaching outlook and instructional preparedness and a curriculum vitae. Letters of reference and additional materials will be requested at a later date. Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202-885-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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The Department of Performing Arts at American University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts Management, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Audio Technology. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/CAS/performing-arts/.
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Highly qualified applicants will have at least three years of professional experience in the management field, preferably in at least one of the areas of theatre, music or dance; and demonstrated teaching experience at the university level. The candidate must have at minimum a master’s degree, preferably in an arts- or business-related field. Areas of specialization could include financial management, programming, performing arts management, cultural policy, advocacy, and other areas related to arts management. Commitment to student success is a core value of the program, and a key aspect of the position.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.