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The University of Alabama’s interdisciplinary New College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship. We seek a critically engaged arts scholar and/or arts practitioner 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, 2015. The successful candidate will maintain a research and/or art-making program that may contain a discipline-specific component but should also include a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity. Artistic area of speciality is open, including the full spectrum from traditional object-making to social practice oriented work.
A completed Ph.D. or MFA in the arts or an arts-related field is required.
The successful candidate will be appointed to New College within the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She or he will teach courses in an interdisciplinary teaching program within New College (potentially including a large-scale “Experiencing the Arts” introductory arts course, lower-level “Creativity” and “Perspectives in Humanities” seminars, and 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 management.
In your application materials, please address these three topics: (1) your research, creative, and/or performance program (2) your understanding of and experience with interdisciplinarity and arts entrepreneurship, (3) your teaching philosophy and a brief description of potential seminars you would like to teach.
New College is a dynamic, seminar-based program of interdisciplinary and integrative studies that was founded at The University of Alabama in 1971 to serve undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study. 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,current vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. List of references should be uploaded to the other document 1 tab.
Review of applications begins Jan. 7, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
For all inquiries, please contact the search chair:
Andrew Raffo Dewar, Ph.D.
New College, University of Alabama
PO Box 870229
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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