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Jordan College of the Arts Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Arts Administration ~ Show Information

Butler University

Butler University's Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Arts Administration beginning August 2015.  Responsibilities include 12 units of undergraduate classroom instruction per semester including introductory level and upper division courses, advising & mentoring arts administration students, participation in the College and University through service, and continued research/creative/service work in the field.  Candidates must have:
•    A terminal degree and professional experience in a relevant field
•    Significant work in the field of Arts Administration and/or specific arts disciplines
•    College-level teaching experience preferred

Desirable candidates will also have experience and a willingness to teach online/hybrid courses and have broad national arts/culture contacts.  Candidates with teaching or professional experience in fundraising, arts marketing, arts education, community engagement and leadership are especially welcome.
Butler University's Department of Arts Administration is one of the first comprehensive undergraduate arts administration programs in the country.  The department awards a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Arts Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees in Arts Administration with concentrations in either music, theatre or general/multi-arts; there are currently 90 majors. This JCA program is fully integrated into the University's liberal arts curriculum and arts administration students are required to be personally involved in multiple art forms.  The undergraduate arts administration program focuses on preparing students for careers working with a wide variety of artists and nonprofit arts organizations.  Students are given opportunities to learn and develop skills through experiential learning, internships and special projects with small and large arts organizations.

The Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University includes undergraduate programs in arts administration, art + design, dance, music & theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program.  The respective departments are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Dance and Theatre. 

Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, 8 pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs to a student body of approximately 4,700. The student-to-faculty ratio at Butler is 11:1 and the average undergraduate class size is 20. The University supports over 44,000 active alumni living in all 50 states and nearly 80 countries worldwide.
Those interested in applying should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for 3 professional references.  The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to  Application review will begin December 2014.


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