Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Assistant Teaching Faculty, and Assistant Program Director

Organization: Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Assistant Teaching Faculty, and Assistant Program Director

Feb 1, 2017

Job Overview
The Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design seeks candidates for a full time faculty appointment in its Bachelor of Science in Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) program. Depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications, the appointment may be either for tenure track at the Assistant Professor level, or a contract position as Assistant Teaching Professor. This cross-disciplinary undergraduate program prepares students with creative and business interests for a variety of leadership and management roles in the media, visual and performing arts industries, including preparation for nonprofit and commercial sectors.
– (for tenure-track position) Terminal graduate degree in a related field;
– (for non tenure-track position) Bachelor’s degree and senior level professional experience;
– Management/leadership experience in the candidate’s field of expertise or in higher education;
– College-level teaching experience.

– Minimum five (5) years management/leadership experience in media, arts or entertainment;
– Knowledge of current issues and ability to teach courses in management of the non-profit cultural sector and/or the commercial media industry. Evidence of research, scholarly or creative activities in the field;
– Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment;
– Working knowledge and experience in digital technologies, social media, and online learning environments.
Essential Functions:
The successful candidate will teach core EAM courses as well as courses related to their area of expertise and possible other courses outside the major but within the candidate’s area of expertise. The position will also include administrative responsibilities and additional student engagement, to be determined.

Teaching and Mentoring:
– Teach a selection of core courses in the major as assigned;
– Teach other undergraduate and/or graduate courses as assigned;
– Supervise student internships;
– Mentor and serve on juries for capstone projects;
– Participate in program and curriculum assessment and development;
– Maintain professional connections and connect students to the field;
– Other teaching and mentoring duties as assigned.

Service to the University:
– Review student applicants as assigned;
– Assist in the program’s administration including student recruitment, curriculum development and revisions, course evaluation, and raising awareness of the program’s activities.
– Serve on committees for the college and university.
– Foster collaborations with related programs in the College in the media, performing and visual arts. The College is home to a student-run television station, DUTV, award-winning MAD Dragon Records, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, and a wide range of arts and culture public programming.

Serve as Assistant Program Director
This position will also serve as the Assistant Program Director for the EAM program. Administrative duties associated with this position may include activities such as:
– Assisting with recruitment and retention;
– Planning and executing events for current students;
– Assisting with alumni relations;
– Assisting with student field trips and overnight trips;
– Assist in managing senior capstone projects;
– Evaluating adjunct faculty;
– Assist in coordinating and collaborating with other programs and majors across the university;
– Assist with fundraising activities for the EAM program;
– Assist with EAM program administration, marketing and promotion.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity:
(For tenure-track candidates)The successful tenure-track candidate will be expected to demonstrate a national reputation for professional expertise including scholarly publication and/or creative work, industry experience, consultancies, board membership, activity in professional associations, and/or conference presentations.
The faculty member is required to practice, test and/or disseminate her/his professional expertise through the following methods:
– Innovative research related to the media and entertainment industry and/or nonprofit arts; or
– Management theory, entrepreneurship and practice; or
– Other scholarly and creative activity in the media, arts and entertainment fields.
(For non tenure-track candidates) The successful candidate for the Assistant Teaching Professor level will devote more time to teaching and service responsibilities. This candidate will participate in some scholarship and professional organizations, but will not be eligible for tenure.
Supplemental Posting:
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2017
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled, but preference is given to applications received by December 15, 2016. All applications must be submitted through Applications must include a cover letter, a CV or resume, a list of three references, and the completed online application form.
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates from all diverse groups. Drexel provides equal opportunity to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
About the department: The EAM program is housed in the Arts & Entertainment Enterprise Department, one of six departments in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, and works closely with the Departments of Cinema & Television, Art & Art History, Digital Media, and Performing Arts.
About Westphal College: The Westphal College has more than two thousand students and is one of the largest of Drexel’s fourteen schools and colleges. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia, a vibrant city that nurtures the arts and is a major media market. The Westphal College offers seventeen award-winning and accredited undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs.
About Drexel: Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities and is passionately committed to interdisciplinary research, experiential learning, and meaningful community engagement.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

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To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Assistant Teaching Faculty, and Assistant Program Director. The requisition number is requisition #7913.