Open Faculty Position

Associate Professor or Professor of Practice in Art History/Arts Management 

Department of Art History 

Full-time non-tenure-track; three-year term with the possibility of renewal 

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time Associate or Full Professor of Practice to direct the Arts Management Track within the Art History M.A. program. The position focuses on cultural equity and aligning management practices with mission, values and service, and cultivating innovative leaders. Students learn the skills that comprise management in the arts and explore how those skills can be activated to forge new methods, platforms, and organizational structures for creation, presentation, participation, and discourse. Based in the Art History Department and drawing on resources available at Temple’s Fox School of Business, College of Education and Human Development, and other schools and colleges, the curriculum is informed by a commitment to expanding perspectives and modes of inquiry around art and society. 

We seek a leader who is comfortable contributing to and mentoring a culture of diversity in the department and school. The track is designed for art history students at the graduate level and studio artists interested in pursuing a path in management. Courses also attract students in art history, studio art, and other disciplines at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about new developments in the for-profit and non-for-profit sectors as well as emerging organizational models. The program seeks to cultivate students’ curiosity, critical acumen, vision, and skill as leaders and managers. 

Tyler’s Art History Department has 13 full-time faculty members who specialize in areas ranging from the ancient world to the present. The department is part of the highly ranked Tyler School of Art and Architecture and there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the school, which include Studio Art, Architecture, Community Development, and others. Tyler is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers the resources of a major research university in a culturally rich city and region.  

Responsibilities: Direct graduate track in Arts Management within Art History master’s degree program (MA). Update and refine the Arts Management curriculum to reflect new developments in the field. Advise students in the program and School. Cultivate relevant interdisciplinary opportunities across the University. Teach graduate courses and occasional undergraduate courses. Recruit, hire, supervise, and mentor adjunct faculty members in the Arts Management track. Recruit graduate students. Develop and coordinate internship and experiential learning opportunities for students. 

Qualifications: Terminal degree in Art History (PhD); Studio Art (MFA); Arts Management/Arts Administration (MA or MS) or related field at time of hire and minimum of seven years of successful work experience in arts management, including senior position(s). Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching. Social engagement and solid understanding of urban education. Demonstrated success in key aspects of arts management such as leadership, planning, program development, artist relations, fiscal management, fundraising, and board development. Demonstrated commitment to service and inclusivity with respect to race, class, gender, ethnicity, and ability through professional experience, pedagogy, governance experience, and/or studio practice. Knowledge of the interactions between various art worlds. Imagination and ability to identify emerging needs and opportunities in arts management education. 

The department is committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is an AA/EOE institution committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Applications should include: 

  • Letter of application 
  • Signed and dated curriculum vitae 
  • Two sample course syllabi and documentation of recent student work 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Evidence of your work in the field 
  • Names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information. 

Finalists should be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught, official degree transcripts, and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application. Review of applications begins on September 6. Position will remain open until filled. 

To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance with upload, email support@slideroom.com

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus). All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans, Chair and Professor, Art History at jane.evans@temple.edu