Instructional Assistant Professor - Arts Leadership

Organization: University of Houston
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Instructional Assistant Professor - Arts Leadership

Mar 19, 2020


The Arts Leadership Program in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is pleased to inviteapplications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Instructional Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director of Arts Leadership appointment in Fall 2020.

The McGovern College of the Arts believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have a colleaguewho supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that the University of Houston is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.


Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach graduate courses and partner with current faculty and staff to expand the Arts Leadershipprogram and other graduate certificate programs in the McGovern College of the Arts. Responsibilities will include teaching up to three courses at the graduate level per academic year, participating in course and curriculum development, mentoring part-time faculty and students, and providing administrative service to the department, college and the university, including in programrecruiting and other aspects of program development.


Additional Responsibilities:

Mentoring Arts Leadership students Serving on University committees

Participating in community outreach and engagement

Supporting the mission and vision of the Arts Leadership Program and the McGovern College of the Arts



Applicants should submit a cover letter stating career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, and philosophy of teaching, as well as a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Candidates who, within their application materials,substantively address their experiences, strengths, and opportunities for growth regarding diversity, inclusivity, and full participationwith the strategic objectives of the McGovern College of the Arts and the University of Houston will receive the highest priority andconsideration. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Submit all application materials at

Further inquiries may be sent to Fleurette S. Fernando, Director, MA in Arts Leadership, University of

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university. With over 1750 students and 150 faculty,the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts seeks to create a community of artistic excellence and creativity in one of America’smost culturally diverse cities. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or communityservice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and

persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.



The successful candidate will have experience in higher education, preferably in arts management, arts policy, the visual orperforming arts, or related disciplines, and will have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) in one or more of the following areas: VisualArts, Museology, Art History, Theater, Organizational Management, Public Administration, Arts Leadership, Arts Administration, Arts Business, or Cultural Entrepreneurship. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in arts administration, 3-5 years of experience teaching at the university level, and a strong reputation in the field as either an artist, practitioner, scholar, or researcher. We welcome applications from candidates with professional and industry experience in addition to the terminal degree. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for mentoring students and a commitment to diversity andcollaboration.


In addition, applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following Core Values and demonstrate the Core Competencies listed below.


Core Values:

Excellence in the arts and arts education Student growth and success

Collaboration with others, both within and across disciplines Finding solutions to difficult problems

Integrity and collegiality, especially in regards to diversity Passion, energy, and tenacity


Core Competencies:

Ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the program’s mission

Aptitude for building dynamic degree programs and recruiting top-tier students


Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the finalcandidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts