WESTMINSTER COLLEGE OF THE ARTS OF RIDER UNIVERSITY, through its School of Fine and Performing Arts (SFPA), announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Arts and Entertainment Industries Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2019 on the University’s Lawrenceville campus.


Rider University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position within the Arts and Entertainment Industries Management program of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.  The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree and/or demonstrate equivalent, extensive management experience in multiple aspects of arts and/or entertainment industries.  Of particular interest is field experience in licensing, promoting, producing and/or artist development and management in one or more arts & entertainment disciplines.  This position will collaborate closely with faculty within the program and school to promote and grow the Arts and Entertainment Industries Management degree, particularly in regard to for-profit entertainment.


As a member of the Department of Fine Arts, the candidate will be expected to play an important part in the ongoing development of our already dynamic programs in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, to advise and mentor students, serve on committees, and to aid in recruitment.


The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the mentoring and advising of students, service to the department, college and university, and be active professionally.


All applicants must apply directly to our website at: and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement outlining their commitment to diversity, including evidence of their experience working with and teaching diverse students, contact information for three references, undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please reference Position No. 315452. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applicant materials will begin on January 2, 2019.


Rider University is a private university with primary campus located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Over 4,100 undergraduate and 950 graduate students are enrolled in 67 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, fine and performing arts, counseling, and leadership. There are 248 full-time faculty supporting a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master’s degrees. Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To learn more about the School of Fine and Performing Arts, please visit our website at

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria. The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.