Assistant Teaching Professor of Arts Management

Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Assistant Teaching Professor of Arts Management

Feb 12, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management (MAM) program, offered jointly through the College of Fine Arts and the Heinz College of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management, invites experienced arts administrators/educators to apply for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor.  This full time, teaching-track position is an uncommon opportunity for an arts management professional who is committed to fostering the growth of emerging arts leaders to be an essential team member within a fine arts college of nationally ranked schools in partnership with a top-ranked public policy and information systems school, in one of the most respected research universities in the world.

We see this faculty position as a highly specialized, hands-on role in the MAM program for someone with a passion for teaching and developing emerging arts leaders, fluency in arts administration practices (preferably fundraising and visual arts management), and the ability to work in collaborative and dynamic ways with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff.  You should have an essential understanding of current and emerging management models and systems in the arts and culture sectors, including data-informed arts management practices, and multi-generational mentorship, collaborative and communication skills in order to contribute to the mission and vision of the MAM program.  

We are especially interested in candidates who share a love for progressive ideas across the arts, who can offer an innovative approach to teaching and learning, and can employ outside-the-box, entrepreneurial approaches to active and experiential learning.   

For over 30 years, the MAM program has combined the renowned interdisciplinary and creative power of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts with the analytical expertise of Heinz College in order to prepare our students to lead arts organizations at the highest level and have lasting impact on the communities they serve. Our “Arts, Analytics, Action” approach centers on the intersection of people, policy, and technology with an arts focus, valuing a skills-based, future-facing, experiential approach to arts management education. MAM students can follow a standard two-year track, or double degree tracks with our partners at University of Pittsburgh (MAM and JD) or University of Bologna (MAM and Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts degree).  The MAM program also is host to two innovative initiatives including Future Tenant, a downtown Pittsburgh gallery and performance space, and the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory, a research center that explores the intersection between arts management and technology.  The MAM program currently boasts over 750 alumni in 20 countries who are making a significant impact in performing arts, visual arts, and arts policy organizations across the globe.

You will carry a full-time teaching load which may include coursework in fundraising and visual arts management, capstone/thesis supervision, and the advising of one of the arts management experiential initiatives.  You also will serve as one of the program’s three academic advisors, helping students to achieve their academic goals and follow their paths for success.  There may be additional opportunities for you to teach in our joint-degree partner program at the University of Bologna, Italy. 

Your qualifications should include:

Teaching-track appointments typically are made at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor. The position is a faculty appointment within the College of Fine Arts, with a courtesy appointment in Heinz College.  The preferred start date would be August 2018, but we also would consider a January 2019 start date. 

How to Apply:

Please visit to begin the process of submitting an application. Applications should be submitted as a single .pdf document no later than March 31, 2018.

Your application should include the following:

Candidates who advance in the process will also be asked to provide references. 

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Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The Master Arts Management (MAM) Program at Carnegie Mellon University is focused on increasing the capacity, effectiveness, expertise and impact of management in the arts, culture and heritage enterprises and related agencies through structured and rigorous graduate-level academic curricula, real-world experiential learning, and engagement in the creative industries and service to the field.  Visit to read more about our innovations, collaborations and values.

The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers and scholars within a constellation of five professional schools – Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music – and associated centers and programs. The schools are internationally renowned for their transdisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for the success and influence of their students and alumni, for the visionary leadership in the development and transformation of the professions, and for their vital roles in melding the exceptional capabilities of a great university with culture and society. CFA’s dedication to transformational leadership in the creative professions enables its schools to provide the very best professional education to students, and to attract and retain the best faculty.

The Heinz College of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management prepares students to understand and leverage the societal consequences of technological change in support of mission objectives, conduct careful and objective identification and analysis of relevant data, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts. In key areas of the global economy, thought leaders with a unique set of skills at the intersection of policy, technology and management are in great demand. Heinz College adheres to four basic principles of being grounded in Real-World Problem Solving, staying ahead of the curve in Innovation, nurturing Diversity, and developing Compassionate Leaders. The College, since its founding in 1968 as the School of Urban and Public Affairs, has had a long history of commitment to inclusion, made ever more relevant in today’s world of technology-driven change.

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts and design.  More than 13,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation.  The main campus is in Pittsburgh, a city that has been consistently ranked as the most livable city in the United States by The Economist, Forbes, and Places Rated Almanac, and is home to a thriving and diverse cultural community of artists, arts organizations, and audiences.