Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre, Arts Administration

Michigan, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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Duties: Head the Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship minor in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  

  • Teach theatre arts administration on the undergraduate level, including courses such as: Marketing and Public Relations, Producing in American Theatre, Fundraising and the Arts, and Legal Issues in the Arts.
  • Participate in the continuing development of a curriculum that encompasses training in ideation, budgeting, fundraising, project management, marketing, audience development, production, ethical and public policy in the arts, corporate structures, and creative problem solving techniques, as well as entrepreneurship in collaboration with the EXCEL program.  
  • Maintain national professional profile.
  • Participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, and serve on faculty and University committees as appropriate.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D, M.S., M.F.A or equivalent , in arts administration or considerable experience in professional arts administration. A strong background in the performing arts and one or more of the curricular subjects mentioned in Duties. Evidence of teaching experience and faculty positions. Documentation of professional credits in one or more specific interests, with performing arts organizations on a national level. A willingness to collaborate on a team of faculty with varied approaches.

Mission Statement


As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all these fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.