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Applied Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Non-Tenure Track – College of Arts and Sciences


Applied Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Non-Tenure Track

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Kendall College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty Positions

Position Summary

The University of Tulsa invites applications for a Non-Tenure-track, Applied Assistant Professor of Arts Management, commencing in August 2018. The ideal candidate will excel in teaching, engage actively in service, and demonstrate knowledge about the field of arts management, including an understanding of the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by nonprofit arts organizations. Among the position responsibilities are 1) teaching core undergraduate Arts Management courses and others as needed, in-addition to overseeing student internships and independent projects; 2) directing the university’s Alexandre Hogue Gallery and its programming, including working with students to facilitate the space as a “laboratory” for Arts Management students; and 3) facilitating connections with cultural organizations and stakeholders in the region.

The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa (TU), one of the oldest private educational institutions in Oklahoma, had a total enrollment in fall 2016 of 4,671 students. The U.S. News and World Report ranks TU in the top 50 private schools in the United States. Information about TU and the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences programs may be found at

The City of Tulsa
Tulsa, nestled in the rolling green hills of northeastern Oklahoma, is one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States with a lively arts and culture scene, a metropolitan population of over 930,000, and a cost of living index of 85% of the national average. The Tulsa arts and cultural communities offer broad and varied opportunities in which students can engage, participate, volunteer and/or complete internships, practicums and senior projects. Among these are three major museums—the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and the Gilcrease Museum, which the university manages—and other organizations, such as the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Youth Symphony, Chamber Music Tulsa, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, American Theater Company, Tulsa Project Theater, Living Arts, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, and Woody Guthrie Center.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Arts Management/Administration or relevant field such as Art History, Museum Studies, Theater, Music, or Nonprofit Management
  • 3-5 years arts management experience in a professional or university setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience (1-5 years) at the university level

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit information by October 2, 2017 for review.

Please submit the following documents as a single pdf in the order listed to:

  1. Letter of application detailing your qualifications and vision for an arts management program and your experience running a gallery or other public venue
  2. Sample course syllabus for an Arts Management or related course(s)
  3. Writing sample (an article, grant application, academic paper, or educational materials)
  4. CV with contact information for five references

Address any inquiries to: Dr. Kirsten Olds, Search Committee Chair, at






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.