Job Opening – Assistant or Associate Professor (08/2012)

2012 August 11

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Posting: 12312

Minimum Qualifications:  The University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program (AAD) seeks to hire one full-time tenure-related faculty position at the assistant professor or associate professor level, to begin in fall 2013.  Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or other terminal degree is required, preferably specializing in a discipline or field closely related to arts administration, such as arts management, arts education, art history, cultural studies, cultural economics, cultural policy, music, or theatre.  Strong evidence of relevant research expertise is required.  Applicants should demonstrate evidence of college or university teaching excellence, other leadership experience in arts or cultural management, administrative competencies, active professional service, and strong commitment to scholarly activity and publications.  Highly desirable is evidence of entrepreneurial leadership skills, experience related to leadership of cultural research centers and institutes, the ability to secure external funds, and demonstration of teaching in non-traditional formats.

Responsibilities:  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the field of arts management. Advise students seeking a degree in Arts Management.  Direct Master’s theses and projects.  Maintain a line of research; participate in professional organizations; and serve on school and university committees.

University Context:  The UO Arts and Administration Program (AAD) resides within the School of Architecture & Allied Arts.  At the graduate level, AAD offers a Master’s degree in Arts Management with concentrations in arts in healthcare management, community arts management, media management, museum studies, and performing arts management.  AAD also offers a doctoral supporting area of study to UO School of Music and Dance doctoral students.  At the undergraduate level, AAD offers a minor in Arts Management as well as university-wide arts and letters courses.  An undergraduate major in Arts Management is currently in development.  Other significant components of the program include the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy and the online publication CultureWork.  Details of AAD faculty, students, program offerings, and activities can be found at

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications.  The University of Oregon offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Procedures:  Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of all coursework, three current names and phone numbers of references for contact (no letter please), written statement of arts administration commitment and approach (about 500 words), sample papers and publications and other evidence of scholarly work, course syllabi and other evidence of teaching.  Position will be open until filled.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.  Finalists will be interviewed on campus fall and/or winter term, 2012/2013.  The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative–action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

Direct Inquiries and Applications to:
Dr. Patricia Dewey, Search Committee Chair
Arts and Administration Program
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
5230 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403-5230

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