TYLER SCHOOL OF ARTAND ARCHITECTURE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has offered students the combination of a world-renowned faculty, a strong creative community, and the resources of a major university in Philadelphia, PA since 1935. Temple University is a comprehensive public research university with almost 40,000 students and is the 32nd largest public, four-year institution in the United States. The university offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Position Begins Academic Year 2022-2023
Full-time non-tenure-track; three-year term with the possibility of renewal
Qualifications: Terminal degree in Art History (PhD); Studio Art (MFA); or Arts Management/Arts Administration (MA or MS) at time of hire and minimum of seven years of successful work experience in arts management, including senior position(s) in a program or organization of national stature. Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; expected to advise students in the program and School. Demonstrated success in key aspects of arts management, including leadership, planning, program development, artist relations, fiscal management, fundraising, and board development. A demonstrated commitment to service, inclusivity with respect to race, class, gender, ethnicity, and disabilities through professional experience, pedagogy, governance experience, and/or studio practice. Knowledge of the interactions between various art worlds, including the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Imagination and ability to identify emerging needs and opportunities in arts management education.
Background: The Arts Management Track within the Art History MA degree program focuses on cultural equity and aligning managerial practices with mission, values and service, and cultivating innovative leaders. Students learn the practices and skills that comprise management in the arts and explore how those skills can be activated to forge new practices and platforms for creation, participation, and discourse. Based in the Art History Department and drawing on resources available at Temple’s Fox School of Business, College of Education and Human Development and other schools and colleges, the curriculum is informed by a commitment to expanding perspectives and modes of inquiry around art and society, and by creative practice fields at across Tyler.
Responsibilities: Direct graduate track in Arts Management (AM) within Art History master’s degree program (MA). Update and refine AM curriculum and cultivate relevant interdisciplinary opportunities across the University. Teach graduate courses and occasional undergraduate courses. Recruit, hire, supervise, and mentor adjunct faculty members in the AM track. Recruit graduate students. Develop and coordinate internship and experiential learning opportunities for students.
The Candidate: will also advance research in the field of Arts Management through active scholarship, creative work, and leadership; work cross-disciplinarily; be socially engaged with a solid understanding of urban education and how art education fits in that discourse with a related research agenda.
The department is committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curriculum.
Candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is an AA/EOE institution committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.
Applications should include:
- Letter of application
- Signed and dated curriculum vitae
- Documentation of recent student work and/or two sample course syllabi
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of your work in the field
- Names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information.
Finalists should be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught, official degree transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application.
Review of applications begins on April 18, 2022. The position remains open until filled. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).
All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans, Chair and Professor, Art History, email@example.com
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