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Full-time, Tenure Track Position Assistant Professor of Arts Leadership

Seattle University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University seeks a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership, beginning fall quarter 2022.

The Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Arts Leadership at Seattle University provides future arts leaders with an opportunity to merge the latest in management practices with the specific skills necessary to lead complex arts organizations. For information about the program visit:

The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Interdisciplinary Arts with Specialization in Arts Leadership is designed for students who want to create, manage, or administer creative activities within a specific arts discipline. For information about the program visit:

Responsibilities for this position include teaching arts management courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, progressive and continuing scholarship (which may include scholarship based on professional practice), advising students, supervising graduate thesis projects, and departmental and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. At least three years professional experience in the arts and a terminal degree, either an MFA or PhD, in an arts, non-profit, or business related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Terminal degree in an arts management field and an undergraduate degree in the visual or performing arts and/or professional experience in the visual or performing arts. Specialization can include, but is not limited to, marketing, resource development, finance, cultural policy, entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. Successful applicants should show clear potential for achievement in scholarship, whether that is through professional practice or research. 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Applicants should submit the following materials to a cover letter which includes a description of scholarship and professional practice; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; three professional letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For further information please email inquiries to Kevin Maifeld, Program Director, at

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