Department: Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy
Position: The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Endowed Assistant Professor in Arts Management/Entrepreneurship
Rank: Assistant Professor
Description: The Ohio State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to serve as The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Endowed Assistant Professor in Arts Management/Entrepreneurship. This assistant professor will reside in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise and have a research focus on Arts Management and/or Arts Entrepreneurship. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in supporting student learning in arts entrepreneurship and management-including students who may come from an arts performance/production focus or a general administration or business focus-in the spirit of the intention of Lawrence and Isabel Barnett to teach art students about business and teach business students about managing arts organizations. We seek an assistant professor of arts management/entrepreneurship whose scholarship, inclusive of research, teaching, and work experience, shows promise for developing into national and international expertise within the arts management/administration field. This position is crucial to expanding the breadth of disciplinary expertise and programmatic offerings within the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy due to substantial growth in student interest. The successful application will contribute to the following thriving department programs and Center:
- Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise;
- Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management, in cooperation with the Fisher College of Business;
- Master of Arts in Arts Policy and Administration, a joint program with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs;
- Undergraduate Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship; and
- Proposed (under review) Graduate Minor in Arts Management.
The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution. The University is dedicated to:
- Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
- Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
- Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
- Fostering a culture of engagement and service.
- Diversity and inclusion as essential components of our excellence.
The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and take an active role as an instructor and advisor to students at all levels. S/he will contribute to the academic life of the Department, College, and University through teaching, research, and service. An existing research agenda that reaches across traditional disciplinary boundaries is desirable, as this position offers opportunities for collaboration with faculty in other departments across the College and University, including the Fischer College of Business and John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
The Barnett Family Support of the Arts at Ohio State: Since 1996, Lawrence and Isabel Barnett and their family have been leading supporters of the arts at The Ohio State University. The Barnett Endowed Professorship in Arts Management/Entrepreneurship is further evidence of the Barnett family’s commitment to the education and development of Ohio State students in arts management. Scores of graduate students have been awarded Barnett fellowships in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. The family has also supported the Barnett Symposium bringing arts leaders from around the world to campus and featuring speakers from actor Robert Redford to former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Chu. In September 2014, the opening of the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in the renovated and restored Sullivant Hall was celebrated alongside the new state-of-the art Barnett Theatre in the Department of Dance.
Qualifications: PhD in Arts Administration, Business Administration, or related field, promise of a teaching/publication record that will become national/international in scope, and demonstrated innovative and experimental approaches to education are required for the position.
About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus consistently rates as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. The city was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge Grant, topping seven finalist cities that included Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco. Noted for an expanding contemporary arts scene, it is home to institutions such as the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Pizutti Collection. Holdings on and around campus include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library, the Museum of Biological Diversity, and collections ranging from textiles to polar research to artists’ books. In the community, artists’ spaces like 400 West Rich and the Columbus Idea Foundry foster a burgeoning creative community. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christine Ballengee Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018. The search will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted, until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date of the position is August 16, 2019. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12208.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).