BUTLER UNIVERSITY – JORDAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS ADMINISTRATION

FACULTY POSITION IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION BEGINNING AUGUST 2022

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 2022. Depending on the candidate’s research interests and trajectory, the position will be offered as either assistant professor (tenure-track) or lecturer (non-tenure track, renewable contract).


RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include delivering 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 and service work in the field; and active contribution towards building an inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required qualifications include:

  • A terminal degree
  • Professional leadership experience in not-for-profit arts organization(s)
  • Significant work experience in not-for-profit arts organizations or government arts agencies
  • At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience (either full-time or adjunct)
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities
  • A willingness and desire to collaborate within the department, the Jordan College of the Arts, throughout the university, and the greater community

We are seeking a student-centered, team player who can contribute in significant ways to the continued growth of the undergraduate program. Candidates with professional experience in finance, fundraising, special event planning and execution, and/or museums are especially welcome to apply. Candidates with experience in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility work within the arts, and/or teaching social justice and diversity courses within the arts are encouraged to apply. Per Butler University’s current strategic direction, desirable candidates may also have experience and a willingness to teach courses in graduate or certificate programs, and have broad national arts/culture contacts.

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 must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching, service, or professional work; and contact information for three (3) professional references. The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to aaldridg@butler.edu. Application review will begin September 15, 2021 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 degree is fully integrated into the University’s liberal arts curriculum. The undergraduate arts administration program focuses on preparing students for careers working with a wide variety of artists and not-for-profit 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 where Butler students serve as Teaching Fellows. Butler University is a fully accredited institutional member of the 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.

Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in America and is home to world-class museums and a vibrant arts community. The Department of Arts Administration has relationships with several arts and culture organizations throughout the community and beyond including Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Fonseca Theatre, Indy Shakes, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, American Pianists Association, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, The Center for the Performing Arts, ArtMix, Spirit & Place Festival, Conner Prairie, Arts for Learning, Classical Music Indy, Indianapolis Art Center, Kids Dance Outreach, Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Council of Indianapolis, and more.

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.

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