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Adjunct, Entertainment & Arts Management

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2023
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of university assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

About the Program

Drexel University’s Entertainment & Arts Management Bachelor of Science program provides an immersive learning environment centered on the creative industries, one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the United States and around the world. Tremendous growth in media and the arts has created a need for professionals who can combine both management and leadership skills with a thorough understanding of art, entertainment, and media.

The EAM curriculum consists of a core, built-in business minor, concentration courses, and suggested electives. The core is made up of classes designed to familiarize students with a broad array of skillsets required of all managers operating within the creative industries, regardless of their disciplinary focus, their nonprofit or for-profit status, or their overall career goals. At the conclusion of freshmen year, students choose a concentration: Media Arts (Cinema & Television or Digital Media), Performing Arts (Dance, Theater, or a general Performing Arts focus), Visual Arts. Within those concentrations students focus on the history, current practice, and management of the associated creative disciplines.

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student development and learning. These may include but are not limited to assigning timely and provocative readings, podcasts, videos and other media; case studies; coordinating industry professionals as guest speakers; developing innovative course projects that focus on real-world relevance; and assessing students’ progress using graded items like assignments and tests/quizzes.

Adjunct faculty will have meaningful engagement with a diverse student population and are expected to encourage active learning in all students. Adjunct faculty are also expected to maintain proper course-related records, evaluate student work in a timely manner, and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course.

Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or remote settings. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract.
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their contract.
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes.
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in arts management, cultural policy, entertainment & media management, museum management, or a related field.
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and a cover letter that lists the EAM-specific courses that best align with your area(s) of expertise when submitting your application.

Advertised:Oct 25 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Nov 30 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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