Instructor in LEAP Institute for the Arts

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

LEAP is a Special Academic Unit in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University, which offers a Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management degree and a minor in Arts Leadership and Administration. LEAP Institute for the Arts believes that knowledge of the arts and cultures of our world are the foundation for career and life, opening possibilities for leadership, entrepreneurship, successful advocacy, and transformative public engagement. LEAP provides learners with aesthetic and cultural knowledge, and the concrete abilities needed to work in all sectors of the economy including private enterprise, non-profit leadership, and public administration.

Position Summary

Teach courses for the LEAP Institute for the Arts, a Special Academic Unit housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Undergraduate courses for the LEAP minor may include: LEAP 200, Advocacy in the Visual and Performing Arts, LEAP 220, Technology and the Arts in the 21st Century; and LEAP 300, Arts Outreach and Community Engagement. Graduate courses for the LEAP Master in Arts Leadership and Administration may include LEAP 650, Arts Events Management. Online versions of all these courses may also be available.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications for undergraduate courses:

  • MA in arts management or liberal arts discipline;

Required Qualifications for graduate courses:

  • Ph.D or equivalent terminal degree in arts management or associated liberal arts discipline; A master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in arts and cultural management fields may be substituted for the Ph.D.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Evidence of experience in teaching arts management and leadership;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching capability at undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications for graduate courses:

  • Evidence of experience in teaching arts management and leadership;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching capability at graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications for online courses:

  • Online teaching experience or willingness to participate in online teaching workshops offered through The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT).

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 12/31/2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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