The minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) and Brandeis University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life (The Center) invite applications for a full-time 9-month position to provide intellectual leadership for our dynamic interdisciplinary minor and to serve as Assistant Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, housed in The Center. This is a non-tenured, three-year position, pending positive review at the end of the first year, with potential renewal at the conclusion of three years. The role includes teaching, coordinating faculty development, student advising, planning CAST events, research and creative activities, as well as administrative responsibilities. It is possible that, over time, the position could become year-round. CAST and The Center will offer communities of inquiry supportive of this faculty member’s own research and creative work, ideally at the intersection of practice, reflection and analysis.
60% of the position, or 3 courses per year, will be devoted to teaching. These courses will include:
Leadership within the CAST minor
20% of the position will involve leadership within the CAST minor, including co-chairing the advisory committee, which includes both faculty and staff; leading or coordinating faculty development workshops (1 – 2/year); advising students; representing CAST on campus; and planning CAST events. In future years, the person holding this position might sometimes also serve as the undergraduate advising head. The position also entails maintaining relationships with donors to CAST. These responsibilities are understood as the equivalent of one course.
Assisting the director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts
20% of the position will be devoted to research and responsibilities at the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, including attending monthly staff meetings and creating content for Center publications. The holder of this position would be invited to participate in IMPACT (Imagining Together Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation), a multi-regional infrastructure for the emerging Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation eco-system, involving artists, cultural workers, funders, policy-makers and researchers. These responsibilities are understood as the equivalent of one core course.
The current co-chairs of the CAST advisory committee will offer mentorship in relation to the development of the core course, the co-chairing of the CAST advisory committee, and the responsibilities of the undergraduate advising head. The director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts will offer mentorship in relation to work in IMPACT and at The Center.
1) the CAST program (https://www.brandeis.edu/creativity-arts-social-transformation/ and https://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/bulletin/provisional/courses/subjects/1475.html;
2) the IMPACT initiative https://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/peacebuildingarts/impact/index.html; and
3) the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/
Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13223 should include
Review of applications will begin on Monday, February 25. March 1, 2019 is the final deadline.
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.
Application Materials Required:
- Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two to Five Samples or links to works
- Two to Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
- And anything else requested in the position description.
- Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST)
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