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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Ohio State seeks Assistant Professor of Arts Management

The Ohio State University’s Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy (AAEP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arts Management to begin in August 2020.

The Department’s Arts Policy and Administration faculty and programs are committed to growing and expanding the field and are at the forefront of innovative approaches to exploring the intersections of arts and culture in policy, planning and administration. The successful candidate will support student learning in arts management, arts administration, and cultural policy—including among students who may come from an arts performance/production focus or a general administration or business focus. We seek candidates whose research interests, inclusive of research, teaching, and work experience, shows promise for developing into national and international expertise within arts management, arts administration, and cultural policy. This faculty member will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, play an essential role in maintaining and continuing to develop the fast-growing Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management program, and take an active role in mentoring students at all levels. This position offers opportunities for collaboration with the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, as well as faculty in other departments across the College and University, including the Fisher College of Business and John Glenn College of Public Affairs. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice is an expectation from both the larger OSU community and AAEP.

The Ohio State University is a model 21st-century public, research I, land grant institution. It is an urban, community-engaged university that is dedicated to:

  • Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
  • Diversity and inclusion as essential components of our excellence;
  • Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
  • Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
  • Fostering a culture of engagement and service.


Qualifications:
PhD in arts administration/management or related field (e.g. sociology; economics; public administration; community research and action; business; political science; geography; anthropology); promise of research contributions that will become national/international in scope; a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and demonstrated innovative and experimental approaches to education are required for the position.

In line with the University’s and AAEP’s commitments to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, we strongly encourage applications from individuals in minority populations, including but not limited to people of color, women-identified, individuals with disabilities, the LGBTQI+ community, and veterans.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Application Instructions:
Please submit the following materials to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14382.

  • Cover letter
  • References- In the cover letter please include the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references who can speak to components of your current and/or potential research, teaching, community engagement, and commitment to diversity. Letters of recommendations will be requested for those applicants selected for interviews. (Submitted independently by recommenders through Academic Jobs Online.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity statement- (Description of demonstrated, ongoing, and anticipated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement.)
  • Research statement- (Summary of the applicant’s research interests as they intersect with the arts, future goals, and past research. Our department defines research as traditional scholarship and publications, as well as public scholarship and creative work.)
  • Teaching statement- (Description of teaching philosophy and/or pedagogy.)
  • Writing sample

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee co-chairs, Dr. Joni Acuff (acuff.12@osu.edu) and Dr. Jennifer Richardson (richardson.865@osu.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is an ADVANCE Institution and member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

About the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy and OSU:

The Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at
The Ohio State University is recognized for the distinction of its programs; the research, teaching, and service accomplishments of its world-class faculty; and the diversity and aptitude of its outstanding students and alumni. Arts Administration, Education, and Policy faculty are internationally distinguished for an interdisciplinary body of research.

Our curricular offerings include the BAE (Bachelor of Art Education), BA in Arts Management, MA in Art Education, MA in Arts Policy and Administration, and the Ph.D. in Arts, Administration, Education and Policy. Ph.D. students specialize in Art Education, Cultural Policy and Arts Management, or Museum Education and Administration. Additional information about the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy is available at https://aaep.osu.edu.

About Columbus:
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus consistently rates as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine.

The city was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge Grant, topping seven finalist cities that included Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco. The city’s attention to cultural sustainability should also be noted, as it hosts annual festivals including Asian Festivals, Pride Festivals, African Festivals, Latinx Festivals and many others. In addition, acknowledged for an expanding contemporary arts scene, it is home to institutions such as the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, King Arts Complex and the Pizzuti Collection. Holdings on and around campus include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library, the Museum of Biological Diversity, and collections ranging from textiles to polar research to artists’ books. In the community, artists’ spaces like 400 West Rich and the Columbus Idea Foundry foster a burgeoning creative community. For a more comprehensive look at the vibrant art community in Columbus, visit http://www.Columbusmakesart.com. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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