300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
The Department of Art & Music seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Art History to begin in the fall of 2012. We seek an innovative educator and practicing Arts Administrator to direct the program in Arts Administration at Simmons College. The ideal candidate will possess a grounding in the liberal arts tradition, a broad range of experience within the arts community, a genuine commitment to diversity and a desire to work with undergraduates in all majors to bring fresh ideas and energy to the study of art and culture in the 21st century. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in the arts administration field and demonstrated success in teaching relevant courses at the college level. Teaching responsibilities require the candidate to teach five courses per year and supervise an established internship and independent study program. The candidate is expected to teach the core and capstone requirements for Arts Administration, AADM 143 and AADM 390, every year; and the New York Institute in Arts Administration, AADM 236, a month-long program in New York, every other year. For the remaining courses, the candidate will be encouraged to develop special topics courses in arts administration and teach two or three art history courses on a rotating basis with preference in African and/or Latin American Art. Experience teaching adult learners in addition to the traditional undergraduate population preferred, as well as an interest in online course design and delivery. The position offers the opportunity to shape an innovative, multi-cultural curriculum for the Arts Administration program in conjunction with art history, studio art, and music combined with courses in the departments of communication and management. The continued creative development of the program also calls for a professional arts administrator and scholar both within and beyond the College, with a focus on the cultural communities of Boston and New York.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in art history or M.A. in arts administration or M.F.A., 3-5 years experience in arts administration, and 3-5 years college teaching experience.
How To Apply:
To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including a discussion of the place of arts administration in the undergraduate curriculum, relevant syllabi, publications or documentation related to professional scholarship, and names and contact information for three references. Application deadline: Review of applications will begin December 12, 2011 and continue until position is filled. Simmons College is committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. Please submit the above materials electronically to http://jobs.simmons.edu AND in hard copy to: Margaret Hanni, Chair, Arts Administration Search Committee, Department of Art & Music, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
About this Organization:
We are the Department of Art and Music at Simmons College, and The Trustman Art Gallery, which features 6 exhibitions per year of contemporary art. We offer majors in Art (studio and history), Music and Arts Administration.