Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-AAEP-AP [#8069, 8069]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Museum Education: Specialization in Contemporary Theory
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Museum Education
Art Education
Art Administration or Management / Museum Studies
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01** finished (posted 2016/09/22)
Position Description:    

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

Department: Arts Administration, Education, and Policy

Position: Museum Education: Specialization in Contemporary Theory

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Description: The Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in contemporary theory and museum education, including online courses in our growing distance education programs. We seek candidates whose research interests examine the implications of contemporary theory for museum studies and/or frame the museum as a social institution, an educational setting, or a site of both cultural transformation and community. The successful candidate will oversee the Museum Education and Management Specialization; serve on graduate committees; advise students; provide service to the department, university, and community; and present and publish original research in the areas of museum education, art education, and/or arts management on a regular basis and ultimately provide national and international expertise in the area.

Qualifications: Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate‚Äôs experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Museum Education, Art Education, Arts Administration, or a related field at the time of appointment; experience and expertise in museum education; experience teaching at museums, cultural arts organizations, and/or other cultural arts venues and a strong scholarly agenda. Preferred applicants will have experience mentoring and/or teaching members of underrepresented groups, evidence of leadership skills, and a record of scholarly publications.

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 (see 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, three letters of reference, and sample publications/dissertation chapters. Applications received prior to December 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Richardson, search committee chair, 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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Further Info:
1813 North High Street
231 Sullivant Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

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