Associate Professor in Arts Management University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Arts, Culture and Media Canada

Associate Professor - Arts Management - 1702126

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Arts, Culture and Media

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Nov 17, 2017

Job Closing: Jan 16, 2018, 11:59pm EST


The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Arts, Media and Cultural Management at the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.


Applicants are required to have a PhD or other doctoral degree in Arts Management, Media Management, Cultural Management, or another relevant field, and must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must have demonstrated research strength in the critical study of an area within arts, media and cultural management. Candidates also must have a research focus in one or more of the following areas: entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership, equity and diversity, strategic planning, education and outreach, community building and engagement, and cultural policy and ethics. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see This may be demonstrated through interdisciplinary connections made in the candidate's research and writing, an interest in interdisciplinary methodologies of research/teaching, and/or a history of collaborating formally with colleagues across fields of interest. The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record for taking a leadership role in responding to ongoing fundamental changes in arts, media and cultural management and a willingness to contribute to all aspects of departmental development. Experience in professional practice is not required but is welcome.


The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The candidate must have an established and sustained record of scholarly accomplishments and provide evidence of excellence as appropriate to the rank of Associate Professor. Excellence in research is demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.


Candidates must also have an established record of excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, strong student evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, and teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application. Successful experience in graduate teaching and supervision is required for an appointment at the Associate Professor level. The ability to teach across the Arts Management programs and to contribute to the evolution of the curriculum is required.


The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at UTSC is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies (Joint Program); Music and Culture; Studio; and Theatre and Performance Studies: see In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, the successful candidate will hold a graduate appointment at the Faculty of Information: The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships within this diverse context.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities, and 4) concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience, and future research plans. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: All applications must be submitted online.


Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: If you have questions about this position, please email


The closing date for applications is January 16, 2018.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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