Instructor/Professorial Lecturer in Arts Management (term), American University

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year term position at the rank of Instructor/Professorial Lecturer in the field of Arts Management, beginning fall semester 2011. Qualified candidates will preferably hold a Master’s degree in arts management, business, nonprofit management or other related degrees with professional experience in a leadership role within performing arts organizations.  Exemplary experience may substitute for a Master’s degree. Successful applicants will have substantial experience in performing arts management, a proven commitment to teaching, strong writing capabilities, and a dedication to student mentoring and advising. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate level courses in arts management, supervising graduate theses, overseeing events and other non-classroom related activities, advising students, and participating in University service.  Areas of specialization may include marketing and public relations, fundraising, performing arts programming, community development, financial management and other areas related to arts management. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The letter of application should address not only professional accomplishments and activities, but also teaching experience, interests and philosophy. The committee will begin its initial review of applications on June 3, 2011. Send to: Richard Streeks at streeks@american.edu (electronic application preferred) or mail to Arts Management Search, Department of Performing Arts/Katzen Ctr, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-8053. Specific inquiries regarding the application may be directed to streeks@american.edu. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.