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Job Opening

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Arts and Humanities

Arts Administration


The Program in Arts Administration seeks an individual with experience in arts administration, management and policy, and direct experience in an artistic discipline as an artist and/or manager to support the professional Masters Program in Arts Administration. Any of the following fields might apply: sociology, political science, philosophy, art history, education, business, law. Experience working with student teams and advising students are helpful. This individual should augment the expertise of the adjunct faculty in the program and complement the tracks in the Business and Law Schools.

Program Description / Background Information

The Program in Arts Administration is interdisciplinary with Columbia’s Law and Business Schools. Founded in 1980 at Columbia’s School of the Arts, it moved to Teachers College in 1991, expanding its disciplines to include education in its broadest sense. Additional collaborations have been developed with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in particular the School of the Arts and the Department of Art History, as well as partnerships with the professional field including the Arts and Business Council and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

At Teachers College, the Program in Arts Administration forms part of the larger Department of Arts and Humanities and includes the Programs of Art and Art Education and Music and Music Education as well as specializations in philosophy, languages, history of education, cultural, critical and social studies. It grants a Master of Arts degree.


Teach core background courses, core research seminars leading to the Masters Essay; help to develop a new specialization in the training of college teachers in arts administration possibly leading to certification as well as develop a signature area of his or her own; maintain an active research agenda; and, provide research advisement to approximately 20 masters students a year. In collaboration with the current Director, offer leadership and planning to the program, maintain an active research program, seek external funding to support his/her research and to contribute to collaborations the Program has made with research units at Columbia’s main campus, Princeton and Cornell Universities.


Earned doctorate, strong background in arts administration or related disciplines, and a record of promise in scholarly inquiry and publication required. Demonstrated capacity to conduct programmatic research in this domain and an understanding of the balance between research, policy and practice.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track.


Send CV, a cover letter stating how you meet qualifications, sample publications, and three letters of reference to Professor Judith Burton, Search Committee Chair, Box 78.

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2004 and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2005.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and experience are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban issues, education equity, and concerns of underrepresented groups) may be considered for higher rank than advertised.

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