::fibreculture:: Tenure Track Position in Arts Administration and Policy

Ned Rossiter ned at nedrossiter.org
Sat Nov 13 06:42:43 CET 2010

[see the link for a range of other positions as well]


Full-time Faculty in Arts Administration and Policy

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a colleague  
with extensive management and leadership experience with expertise  
also that relates to the cultural sector to join the Department of  
Arts Administration and Policy, an innovative and dynamic department  
where cultural policy, artistic practice and arts management are seen  
as continuous and integral aspects of the cultural landscape. The  
full-time tenured or tenure-track position begins in August 2011.

SAIC is a rich environment where artistic practice and research are  
central, bringing a unique inflection to the department and to the  
study of Arts Administration. The successful candidate will bring a  
commitment to the arts, solid knowledge of management practices in  
both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and enthusiasm for  
innovative, experimental and critical approaches.

The department currently has 3 full-time faculty and 20 part-time  
faculty who offer around 50 courses each academic year—25 graduate- 
level courses, and 25 undergraduate courses with a total enrollment  
of 500 that focus on professional practice for artists and for  
professional arts administrators. The program has 68 graduate  
students, including Dual Degree students earning MAs in both Art  
History and Arts Administration and Policy.


Drawing on intellectual and management expertise, the ideal candidate  
will support and lead the development of an existing curriculum in  
key areas of organizational management, communications and marketing,  
financial management, development and fundraising. S/he will work in  
close association with the department to teach in the MA program,  
supervise Masters-level theses, and develop general and thematically  
organized courses in her/his area of specialization as well as a  
range of arts-based professional development classes offered in the  
wider school program.

The program seeks an experienced, highly motivated professional with  
a graduate degree in a field related to arts administration, an  
extensive knowledge and experience of international cultural  
relationships, a well-developed network of contacts, and a track  
record that demonstrates significant commitment to this or a related  
field. We seek a thoughtful and dynamic professional whose work  
challenges the assumptions and orthodoxies of traditional management,  
and who is able to engage with issues on a broad range of scales from  
local and national organizational structures to international  
platforms and contexts.

Management training, professional development experience, and/or  
teaching experience are highly desirable. Rank and salary are  
competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality  
of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and  
current professional standing.

Application Procedures

For priority consideration, by November 15, 2010 please send a letter  
of application stating your interests and qualifications, resume,  
syllabi of previous courses taught or equivalent evidence of  
professional training programs, and examples of professional  
achievements, commercial, scholarly, or creative work. Review of  
applications begins shortly thereafter. Applications will continue to  
be accepted until the position is filled.

For electronic application materials, please email URL and/or pdf  
files to teach at saic.edu with the Subject Line of “AAP: (Your Last  
Name)” as in AAP: Smith. An auto-reply confirming receipt of  
materials will follow.

If mailing materials, please send documents, CD, DVD, and/or other  
materials to:

Arts Administration and Policy Search
SAIC Deans Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

For confirmation of receipt of mailed materials, please include a  
self-addressed, stamped postcard. Materials will only be returned if  
an appropriately sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope in included  
at the time of application. Materials will be returned at the  
conclusion of the selection process in Spring 2011.

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