Position: The University of Oregon (UO) Arts and Administration Program (AAD) invites applications for a full-time tenure-related faculty position at the rank of associate professor or full professor, to begin in fall 2015. This faculty member will lead and develop the Museum Studies/Museum Management area of concentration in the graduate Arts Management degree program, will oversee the UO Museum Studies Certificate Program, and will have the capacity to provide leadership to the UO Arts and Administration Program as a whole. This new faculty member will join a thriving team of over 20 faculty members, both tenure-related and career instructors, in developing scholarship and instructional programs at the intersection of research, teaching, and community engagement.
The Arts and Administration Program seeks an outstanding academic leader who conducts groundbreaking research, has considerable professional museum experience, wishes to play a key role in shaping the future direction of UO Museum Studies and the Arts and Administration Program as a whole, is committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and enjoys close mentoring of students.
Qualifications: Doctorate (Ph.D.) is required, preferably specializing in a discipline or field closely related to arts administration and museum studies. A record of significant research achievements is required, as is a clearly articulated research agenda relevant to museum studies. Current rank of tenured associate or full professor at a similar academic institution is desired. At least five years’ full-time professional museum experience is desired. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of college or university teaching excellence, other leadership experience in arts or cultural management, and active professional service. Highly desirable is evidence of entrepreneurial leadership skills, experience related to leadership of cultural research centers and institutes, the ability to secure external funds, and demonstration of teaching in non-traditional formats. The successful candidate will need strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to form and lead collaborative local and regional teams, and the ability to develop synergies with other academic programs within the university. The Arts and Administration Program seeks an outstanding academic leader who conducts groundbreaking research, has considerable professional museum experience, wishes to play a key role in shaping the future direction of UO Museum Studies and the Arts and Administration Program as a whole, is committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and enjoys close mentoring of students. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
Responsibilities: Maintain an active research agenda and productivity in scholarship. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of arts management and museum studies. Provide academic and career advising to students seeking a degree in Arts Management and the Museum Studies Certificate; direct Master’s theses and projects. Work toward enhancing the curriculum of the Arts and Administration Program, plan and participate in activities outside of the classroom, and forge alliances and productive partnerships with units across campus and the professional field of museums regionally, nationally, and internationally. Committee service to the program, school, and University is expected.
University of Oregon: The University of Oregon is an AAU research university with roughly 25,000 students. The UO Arts and Administration Program (AAD) resides within the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. The school is a close association of five departments and four programs: the Department of Architecture; Art (which includes digital arts); History of Art and Architecture; Landscape Architecture; and Planning, Public Policy and Management; and the Arts and Administration, Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, and Product Design programs. At the graduate level, AAD offers a Master’s degree in Arts Management with concentrations in arts in healthcare management, community arts management, museum management/museum studies, and performing arts management. Across these areas of interest our students explore the role of media and communications technologies, concepts of community engagement, and elements of arts education toward the goal of becoming leaders in the field. AAD also offers a doctoral supporting area of study to UO School of Music and Dance doctoral students. At the undergraduate level, AAD offers a minor in Arts Management as well as university-wide arts and letters courses. An undergraduate major in Arts Management is currently in development. Other significant components of the program include the affiliated Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy and the online publication CultureWork. Details of AAD faculty, students, program offerings, and activities can be found at http://aad.uoregon.edu/ as well as http://ccacp.uoregon.edu
The Museum Studies/Museum Management concentration of the Arts Management master’s degree at the University of Oregon prepares individuals for leadership positions in areas such as museum education, exhibition design, development, evaluation, and management. Students completing this concentration are qualified to work in a variety of museums: art, natural history, history, or science. This concentration advances a multicultural, cross-cultural perspective addressing both western and non-western concerns and values. Core courses provide critical perspectives and address practical, ethical, and theoretical concerns. The museum courses are taught by faculty and museum professionals in anthropology, art, art history, history, and arts administration. Courses incorporate practical experience in the University of Oregon’s two museums, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, as well as museums in the community. Both of the University’s museums have recently completed major renovations. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has doubled in size. These institutions offer diverse practicum and internship opportunities for AAD students.
The Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program addresses the demand for professionally-trained museum personnel by offering a masters-level, multidisciplinary course of study sponsored by the Arts and Administration Program, the Department of Architecture, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Department of Anthropology, and campus museum professionals.
Application Procedures: To ensure
consideration, please upload only the following; additional items submitted
will not be considered in the first review of applications, to Academic
1. A letter of
application explaining your interest in the position and which position you
would like to be considered for (Associate Professor or Full Professor)
2. Your full CV
3. A one-page
statement of your scholarly approach to arts administration and museum studies;
4. A one-page
statement of your approach to academic leadership and professional
5. A one-page
statement of your teaching philosophy and approach toward mentoring students;
6. Copies of two
of your peer-reviewed journal articles in museum management/museum studies
7. Names and
contact information for three recommenders (no letters please).
*Please note that we will not contact your
recommenders until we extend an offer to a final candidate.
To ensure consideration, please submit
applications by December 1, 2014. The position
will remain open until filled.
will be interviewed by telephone or Skype.
Semi-finalists and finalists may be asked to submit additional
information, such as additional publications, course syllabi, and evidence of
academic program leadership. Finalists
will be interviewed on campus in winter term 2015.
Commensurate with qualifications.
The University of Oregon offers an excellent benefits package.
to questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Dewey Lambert, Search Committee Chair,
Arts and Administration Program at email@example.com or by
calling (541) 346-2050. For additional
information regarding the AAD Program, please consult our web site at: http://aad.uoregon.edu/
The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and
does not discrimination on the basis of any protected status, including veteran
and disability status.