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Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

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Position Information

Job Title Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor of Arts Administration
Job Description

Southern Utah University invites applicants for the position of Associate Director of Arts Administration/Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. Tenure status will be based on education and experience. 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:

General Duties & 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. This position will also consider professional experience of highly qualified arts administrators who hold other academic degrees; others may not hold any academic degree. In such cases, the applicant’s experience and expertise must be at least equivalent to those required for a terminal degree in the field.
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.

Physical Demands
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day 8
Months/year 9
Tenure/Non-Tenure Track Possibility of Either Tenure of Non-Tenure
Salary or Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications & experience, excellent benefits

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F1600090
Open Date
First Consideration Date 03/08/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 435-865-8572.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Leadership Philosophy
  4. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (1)
  2. Philosophy of Teaching