The Curb Center is a national policy center committed to research and learning that challenges leaders to rethink the place of creative and cultural expression in contemporary society. Working at the intersection of research, policy, and practice, the Curb Center seeks to: 1) build capacity and knowledge for policy-makers, cultural producers, administrators, funders, and researchers; 2) inform debates around the challenges and opportunities facing creative and cultural expression in matters of public policy, civic engagement, and enterprise; and 3) advance public dialogue on issues, policies, and organizational structures affecting artists, creative endeavors, and individuals’ expressive lives.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related field and an established track record of policy-related research or practice in a field of arts policy or grant making. Policy fields of interest include (but are not limited to) research on music, the performing arts, film, television, visual arts and design, digital media, maker movements, creative expression, and community engagement.
Candidates need not have a background in academic research but may instead have a track record of research grants or employment in the desired policy areas. Specific policy research interests may include analysis, digital copyright, access to the arts, assessment of programs, artistic careers, creative placemaking, government regulation, medicine, health, and the arts, how the arts affect public policy and how public policy affects the arts. This position reports to the center director, collaborates with center staff and faculty, is an active citizen of the university, and values the trans-institutional culture of Vanderbilt University.
About The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer that aspires to become a leader among peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Ranked in the top 14 nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 33...0 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 colleges and schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The university has a student body of over 12,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries.