The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Department of Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts. This appointment will be as a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts. The faculty member's primary responsibility will be to teach courses in the core curriculum. The faculty member will primarily teach courses within the core curriculum of the Department of Arts Administration and hold service responsibilities. The faculty member will teach face-to-face undergraduate and/or online graduate courses as assigned by the Chair. Research is encouraged but not required. Additionally, the faculty member will serve on committees for the Department, College, and University, as requested; and assume other duties as assigned.
The Department of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky is the first stand-alone department in the field in the United States. The department currently offers two degree programs: the BA in Arts Administration and the completely online MA in Arts Administration. The undergraduate program, founded in 1987, is the oldest BA in Arts Administration nationwide. Annually, there are approximately 130 students enrolled in the degree program. The graduate program, launched in 2013, was the first completely online MA in Arts Administration at a state institution. The MA is designed for working professionals and operates year-round. On average, the MA program has 65 enrolled students.
Currently, the department includes five full-time faculty and two full-time staff members including a dedicated instructional designer who works exclusively with the department's online offerings. Additionally, the department employs 12-15 part-time instructors annually. Due to expansion, the department will add additional full-time faculty in 2019-20. The department values innovation in pedagogical models; the advancement of research in the field of Arts Administration; and collaboration among faculty, students, staff, and community.
Applicants should include the following: curriculum vitae highlighting all teaching and arts administration experience; cover letter which identifies a minimum of three (3) courses from the undergraduate (https://finearts.uky.edu/arts-administration/arts-administration-ba-courses) and one (1) graduate courses curriculum (available at https://finearts.uky.edu/arts-administration/graduate-courses) which you would be qualified to teach, along with your teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1). When prompted in the application, also include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Search Committee Chair Lee Eachus at email@example.com
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD (or terminal degree) in arts, public administration, policy, nonprofit management or related field required at time of appointment. ABD will be considered.
Required Related Experience:
Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Minimum one (1) year college-level teaching experience and minimum one (1) year professional experience as an arts administrator is preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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