Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Ohio State University

Position Title: The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Endowed Professor in Arts Management
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Art Administration or Management
Appl Deadline:2017/12/15 finished (posted 2017/11/03, finished 2018/06/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The Ohio State University Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy invites applications for The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Endowed Professorship in Arts Management. We seek an associate professor of arts management whose research, teaching, and work experience demonstrate expertise within the arts management/administration field and national or international stature. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in instruction in arts entrepreneurship and management—in the spirit of the vision of Lawrence and Isabel Barnett that we teach Art students about Business and teach Business students about managing Arts organizations. 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. The candidate 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 Fisher College of Business and John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

The Department’s programs attract students with interests in arts performance/production, general administration, and business in both non-profit and commercial creative industries. This position is crucial to expanding the breadth of disciplinary expertise and programmatic offerings within the Department, whose curriculum is attracting growing student interest. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the following department programs: 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 Graduate Minor in Arts Management (proposed and under review).


To be competitive, applicants must demonstrate the following qualifications: PhD or equivalent in Arts Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; a teaching/publication record that is national/international in scope; expertise in the arts management/administration field; and a demonstrated record of innovative and experimental approaches to education. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy and OSU:

The Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at The Ohio State University is recognized for the distinction of its programs; the research, teaching, and service accomplishments of its world-class faculty; and the diversity and aptitude of its outstanding students and alumni. Arts Administration, Education, and Policy faculty are internationally distinguished for an interdisciplinary body of research in such areas as cultural policy; philanthropy and the arts; arts advocacy; public policy; creative economic development; arts and cultural entrepreneurship; arts administration and management; cultural program design, implementation, and evaluation; community arts organizations; museum studies; contemporary theory and philosophy; disability studies; gender studies; sexuality studies; American Indian Studies; critical race theory; critical multicultural art education; community-based art education; visual culture studies; service learning; teacher preparation, semiotics; material culture; arts-based research and narrative inquiry; phenomenological studies of teaching/learning experience; and art criticism. Our curricular offerings include the BAE (Bachelor of Art Education), BA in Arts Management, MA in Art Education, MA in Arts Policy and Administration, and the Ph.D. in Arts, Administration, Education and Policy. Ph.D. students specialize in Art Education, Cultural Policy and Arts Management, or Museum Education and Administration. Additional information about the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy is available at

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus has a strong and growing creative economy and has multiple museums including the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Columbus Museum of Art, numerous galleries and performing arts venues including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Jazz Arts Group, BalletMet, and The Contemporary American Theater Company. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 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 has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, arts and culture, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Shari Savage, Assistant Chair of the Department, at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, 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).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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