Emerson College – Executive-in-Residence or Assistant Professor, The Business of Creative Enterprises Program (US)

Emerson College seeks an experienced faculty member for a full-time teaching position in our Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) program.

For students intending to become leaders in the creative industries, the Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) major is the premiere program of its kind, founded on the principle that creativity and ideas are integral strategic components of successful businesses in the creative economy. The appointment begins August 20, 2020.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to our excellence in this area.

The BCE major attracts students with a passion for arts and communication who seek careers leading and managing businesses in the creative economy. Distinct from traditional business majors or arts management programs, the BCE major prepares students to become executives, managers, thought leaders and innovators in the creative enterprises in the following, sectors and beyond: Performing Arts, Music, Film, TV, Tech, Gaming, Media, Theater, Publishing. The BCE curriculum can be viewed here.

Depending on the professional expertise or research/academic field of the candidate, this appointment may be made respectively as an Executive-in-Residence (renewable full-time contract) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Successful candidates will have expertise in management and business with experience teaching courses such as Business Fundamentals, Finance, Analytics, and/or Strategic Management. Program duties will also include advising students as they matriculate through the major and contributing to the overall curricular and co-curricular development of this relatively new and innovative program.

Applicants for an Executive-in-Residence appointment should have previous management experience of at least five (5) years in the creative economy. Assistant professor applicants should be able to show a record of scholarly work addressing some aspect of the creative economy commensurate with this rank. In both cases, candidates are required to show evidence of successful classroom teaching at the university level. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate professional and/or academic experience in teaching or working with diverse populations and in multicultural settings.

All successful applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a related field.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 759 countries and all 50 states.

Please submit a cover letter indicating your professional experience, teaching qualifications and interest in Emerson College, specifically the BCE Program, along with a resume/CV and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without the applicant’s written approval. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows “upload CV” – you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the faculty search committee, BCE Program Director Wes Jackson at [email protected]

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