Requisition Number: 0811001
Position Summary: The University of Alabama's interdisciplinary New College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship. We seek a critically engaged arts or creative industries scholar, including arts practitioners, with extensive experience in arts entrepreneurship, business, and/or creative industries for a tenure-track (9-month) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2018.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The University of Alabama's interdisciplinary New College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship. We seek a critically engaged arts or creative industries scholar, including arts practitioners, with extensive experience in arts entrepreneurship, business, and/or creative industries for a tenure-track (9-month) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will maintain a research program or creative practice that may contain a discipline-specific component but should also include a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity. Area of artistic or creative specialization is open. A completed Ph.D. or MFA in a pertinent field is required. Applicants also must demonstrate the capacity for high quality scholarly or creative / artistic productivity. The successful candidate will be appointed to New College, a teaching-intensive, student-focused program within the University's College of Arts and Sciences. The candidate hired will teach lower-level "Creativity" and "Perspectives in Humanities" seminars, as well as upper-level interdisciplinary seminars focusing on the arts and entrepreneurship. Required also is the ability to advise a diverse group of students with varied interests in the arts and entrepreneurship, but who also venture into new media, critical theory, arts policy, and creative management. In application materials, please address these three topics: (1) research, creative, or performance program (2) understanding of and experience with interdisciplinarity and arts entrepreneurship, (3) teaching philosophy and brief descriptions of two potential seminars you would like to teach that demonstrate interdisciplinarity and a connection to arts entrepreneurship. New College is a dynamic, seminar-based program of interdisciplinary and integrative studies founded at The University of Alabama in 1971 to serve undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study under the guidance of faculty advisors. For faculty and students alike, the program provides an integrated liberal arts experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution. New College has a long tradition of commitment to arts education and cross-cultural work and maintains good relations with partner departments across the university. To be considered for this position, apply online at www.facultyjobs.ua.edu/. Please attach a cover letter and current vitae with the names and current contact information of three references. Review of applications begins December 1, 2017, and will continue until August 1, 2018. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. For all inquiries, please contact the search chair: John C. H. Miller III, J.D. New College, University of Alabama PO Box 870229 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229 Tel: 205-348-2642 Email: [email protected]
Special Instructions: In application materials, applicants should address these three topics: (1) evidence of interdisciplinary teaching experience in and arts entrepreneurship, (2) teaching philosophy, including brief descriptions of two to three proposed interdisciplinary seminars, and (3) evidence of practical experience in one or more areas listed in the description above.
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