Jordan College of the Arts, Department of Arts Administration
POSITION: Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the Department of Arts Administration beginning August 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. Depending on the candidate’s interests regarding service and research, the position will be for either an assistant professor (tenure-track) or a lecturer (non-tenure track, three-year renewable contract).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include the delivery of 18-24 units of undergraduate classroom instruction per year, including introductory level and upper-division courses; advising and mentoring arts administration students; participation in service to the department, college, and University; continued research/creative/service work in the field; and contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include:
A terminal degree and professional leadership experience in Arts Administration
Significant work experience in the field of Arts Administration
College-level teaching experience preferred
A willingness and desire to collaborate within the department, Jordan College of the Arts, throughout the university, and the greater community.
Candidates with teaching or professional experience in fundraising, finance, special event planning and execution, and/or museums are especially welcome. As the program looks to possibly grow in the future, desirable candidates may also have experience and a willingness to teach courses in graduate or certificate programs and have broad national arts/culture contacts. Additionally, candidates with experience in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility work within the arts, and/or teaching social justice and diversity within the arts are encouraged to apply. Butler University, and especially the Department of Arts Administration, are focused on serving the whole student and as such, looks for candidates who are dedicated to advising students beyond their curricular needs. The Department of Arts Administration fosters strong connections between faculty, staff, and students and seeks candidates who embody this ideal.
APPLICATION: Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references. The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org . Application review will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Butler University’s Department of Arts Administration is one of the first comprehensive undergraduate arts administration programs in the country. The department awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Arts Administration with concentrations in either dance, music, theatre, art, art history, 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, dance, music, and theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program. Butler University is an institutional member of National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, and Theatre.
Founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler, 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.
Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.