Assistant Professor of Arts Management

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Assistant Professor of Arts Management

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School of the Arts


Arts Management

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Assistant Professor of Arts Management Program in the School of the Arts
College of Charleston

Position Description: The Arts Management Program in the School of the Arts invites applications for the Assistant Professor of Arts Management position for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are seeking a candidate to join our faculty in arts management with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: arts marketing, strategic planning, fundraising and grant writing, and/or legal aspects of the arts. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to regularly conduct research, engage with arts and cultural organizations, contribute to program development, mentor undergraduate students, and perform service to the College, community, and profession as appropriate. Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses, and potentially, courses in the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management, and conduct quality research in one or more of the above-stated areas. Candidates with an interest in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our program and in arts and cultural organizations as demonstrated by scholarly research or professional practice are especially welcome to apply.

Minimum Credentials: A terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Arts Management or a closely related field is required (if the degree is in a related field, at least 18 hours of arts management-related graduate coursework is required). A.B.D. candidates in Arts Management or a closely related field with an expected completion by August 16, 2021 will be considered. A.B.D. candidates without completion by August 16, 2021 will be considered for hire at the instructor rank. Additionally, the successful candidate will have 3-5+ years of experience in arts management which can include a combination of teaching arts management and closely related courses in colleges and universities, and management experience in the arts management field. Candidates with previous teaching experience in Arts Management or a closely related field, and online teaching are preferred. Candidates without online teaching experience will be asked to complete an online education readiness course at the College of Charleston.

College of Charleston: The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and science university located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. Since our founding in 1770, we have maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation’s top universities in providing quality education in the arts, sciences, education, and business. No other university has the unique combination of our exceptional faculty, diverse programs, historic campus, coastal location, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. The student body numbers approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs combined.

Arts Management Program: The undergraduate Arts Management Program is one of the few programs of its kind in the Southeast and has approximately 200 majors, including a Concentration in the Music Industry. Additionally, the Program is home to the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management with connections to the Master of Public Administration and Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing programs. The Arts Management Program has close ties with local and state level arts and cultural institutions including Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Gaillard Center, the South Carolina Arts Alliance, and the South Carolina Arts Commission. We seek candidates with a range of diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts which include ethnicity, race, age, philosophies, socio-economic status, gender, language, geographic region, social and life experiences, religious beliefs and affiliations, political views, heritage and other differences that are embraced and celebrated by our program. Visit the Arts Management Program website at and our commitment to anti-racism and justice at

How to Apply Online: Apply online at

Submit online: letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), teaching philosophy, one representative publication, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online.

The Chair of the Search Committee is Dr. Mary Beth Heston, Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Architectural History. Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Kate Keeney at [email protected] This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 7/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time