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Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

Organization: Southern Utah University
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time
Link: http://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1192

Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

Mar 27, 2017

Southern Utah University invites applications for Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor of Arts Administration.  This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to start 8/16/2017.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Summary: SUU is seeking an arts administration professional with particular experience in fund development and management. The Associate Director will teach courses in Fund Development, Grant Writing, Board Relations, Arts Advocacy, Cultural Policy, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Legal Issues, Performing & Visual Arts Studies, and Event Planning, depending on professional experience. The Associate Director will also serve as academic advisor to students in the Arts Administration program (both graduate and undergraduate), as well as help to direct and shape the future of Arts Administration at SUU.

The Arts Administration Program includes two graduate degree tracks (a residency Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts taught online) and an undergraduate minor. The program was founded in 2001, and its graduates have gone on to leadership positions across the country. Visit Southern Utah University’s Arts Administration website for more detailed information: www.suu.edu/pva/aa

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Arts Administration, both on-campus and online.

2. To assist the Program Director in the administration of the Arts Administration Program.

3. To advise Arts Administration students in both the Graduate program and in the Undergraduate Minor

4. To serve on Department, College, and University Committees.

5. A professional commitment, scholarly activity, service to the department, college, and university are expected and required for rank advancement and tenure considerations.

6. Other assignments as determined by the Arts Administration Program Director and the Dean of the College of Performing & Visual Arts.

Required Qualifications:           

1. A terminal degree in Arts Administration or related field, such as non-profit management, museum management, cultural studies, or visual and performing arts management.

2. Experience in teaching several of the following: Fund Development, Grant Writing, Board Relations, Arts Advocacy, Cultural Policy, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Legal Issues, Performing & Visual Arts Studies, and Event Planning.

3. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills, and a solid record of teaching excellence.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-1-110, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. A background in the Visual Arts and Museum Management.

2. Experience in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in practical application situations, such as assistantships and capstone projects.

Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600090) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1192 and click on “Apply for this job”.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents:  a cover letter, resume/CV, statement of leadership philosophy, Philosophy of teaching, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

First consideration of applications will begin April 21, 2017.   If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-865-8572.  Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Southern Utah University, Utah's designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students.  Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.