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