Visiting Assistant Professor in Performing Arts Administration
New York University School of Culture, Education and Human Development
United States


The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position of the Performing Arts Administration Program to begin September 2022. The appointed faculty member will join the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

We are committed to substantially diversifying the composition of our faculty as New York University is dedicated to developing and implementing strategies that advance inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and innovation across the entire NYU community. We strongly encourage applications from women, People of the Global Majority, and LGBTQ+ individuals. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

The Performing Arts Administration Program is designed to educate and prepare leaders for the various disciplines of the performing arts through the application of business skills coursework, industry-specific courses, and internships supervised by professionals in the field.

The program has approximately 100 full-time students earning a master’s degree. The ideal candidate will be able to educate and prepare students to pursue a career in a wide range of performing arts and cultural organizations in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. We are seeking candidates from a diversity of backgrounds with innovative and broad skill sets who can augment and extend the current strengths of the program.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching six arts management courses annually at the graduate level on a wide range of topics as listed in the curriculum, advising students, supervising graduate thesis papers, and conducting some of the program operational/administrative duties to contribute to the program development. In addition, the candidate will participate in faculty meetings and serve on department, school, and/or university committees.


Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree
  • Five years of professional experience in the performing arts or cultural/creative industries
  • A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Performing Arts Administration/Arts Administration/Arts Management or a related field
  • Seven or more years of experience working as a leader/innovator in the performing arts field
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level in person and/or online
  • Training and/or professional experience as a musician, dancer, and/or theater artist
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, collegially, and professionally with students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of constituents in support of the campus and department mission.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following through Interfolio. We do not accept electronic applications sent by email.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement -- Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission. Please provide one to two paragraphs describing how diversity figures in your past and present teaching, work, community engagement, and your lived experience. 
  • Teaching Statement -- Provide one to two paragraphs describing your teaching approach and philosophy.

About the NYU Performing Arts Administration Program

Founded in 1971, the Performing Arts Administration graduate program provides unparalleled academic and professional training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Employing a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, students from around the world study with industry-leading faculty and top arts professionals. Utilizing the resources of three NYU schools -- Steinhardt, Wagner, and Stern -- and several NYU global campuses (London, Berlin, Paris, and Shanghai), students will be well prepared to pursue a successful career in a wide range of performing arts and cultural organizations in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. 

About the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions 

Steinhardt School's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University offers the highest level of professional training and education in the performing arts within the world’s cultural center, New York City. This is matched by the superb academic resources of a world-class university. We seek educators of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live.

About NYU Steinhardt

Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. 

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.

More information about the Performing Arts Administration graduate program can be found at: 

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