Assistant Professor Arts Administration – Tenure Track

Assistant Professor Arts Administration – Tenure Track

Wagner College announces a search for an Assistant Professor in Arts Administration on the tenure track for the 2024–2025 school year.

Currently ranked as having one of the “Best College Theatres” by the Princeton Review, Wagner College is located in Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, and Wagner’s program in Arts Administration capitalizes on the myriad of arts-related opportunities in the NYC metro area.

The successful candidate will teach required courses in this multi-disciplinary major, including the gateway course “Introduction to Management and the Arts” and a senior capstone course that includes a full-time internship in an arts or entertainment industry. Interdisciplinary offerings, honors courses, and general education courses may also be part of the teaching responsibilities, as well as developing the curriculum and establishing new courses and programs according to student interest and faculty expertise. Wagner College faculty are also expected to serve administrative functions such as advisement, liaising with internship sites, serving on committees, participating in recruitment and retention, and other activities as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Teach 3 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Collaborate in developing curriculum and establishing new course offerings
  • Advise and mentor students pursuing the undergraduate degree in arts administration
  • Participate in departmental functions and college-wide services
  • Pursue scholarly activities
  • Teach in the College's First Year Program


  • PhD or MA in Arts Administration or Management OR a terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or JD) in a related field with comparable industry experience.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Experience in developing connections in the arts and/or entertainment industry
  • Commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Arts Administration
  • 3 years of teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Arts Administration, Arts Management, or closely related fields
  • Expertise or experience in fashion, costume design, or film and television

Please contact Dr. Penny Brandt, head of Arts Administration, via email at if you have questions about the program or the application process, or to apply. Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2024 (revised). The position will remain open until filled. Your application should include:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. a brief (1-2 pages) written essay on inclusive teaching OR teaching philosophy OR diversity statement
  4. evidence of creative and/or academic achievement (such as publications, website, links to recordings, a portfolio, demo reel, etc.)
  5. contact information for three professional references who will only be contacted in the case of advancement to finalist status. (You will be notified before your references are contacted.)

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. Relocation assistance may be offered. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

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