Assistant Professor in Art Education

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Art & Art History at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Art Education to begin August 16, 2018. We seek an exceptional educator, scholar, and artist who will join our team of dynamic, creative professionals in studio art, art history, and art education.

We seek a candidate who is an outstanding scholar, maker, and enthusiastic educator who will actively contribute to our Art Education program and help develop curriculum for a new graduate degree. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, art making, and program/curriculum development and must value working collaboratively and with diverse student populations in teaching and research.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Art Education with demonstrated PK-12 teaching experience or a Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) in Art with substantial (eight or more years) K-12 teaching and knowledge of current practices in art education. Successful candidates should demonstrate a significant scholarly/creative agenda is underway as well as a growing record of successful teaching at the university level. The successful candidate will have the breadth and knowledge to teach art education foundations, technology/studio, and/or methods courses addressing trends and topics current in the field as well as the flexibility to supervise student teachers. In addition to their area of specialty, the successful candidate will also be conversant in the historical and contemporary movements within the field of art education. The successful candidate will be developing online courses, therefore past experience or a willingness to train is expected.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Commitment to collaborate in developing and teaching graduate courses in a new hybrid (online and residential) MA program in art education/community arts; excellent writing and communication skills; a clear vision for the future of art education as well as art education’s place in academia; a willingness to promote the Colorado State University art and art history program; and a knowledge of grant writing. Research interests can include, but are not limited to, one of the following: museum education, technology in art education, studio art, service learning and community arts, curriculum development, visual/material culture, inclusive practices in art education, arts-based and qualitative inquiry. This person will also be able to build relationships with colleagues and PK-12 educators in the state of Colorado and demonstrate experience working with underrepresented populations and/or diversity initiatives.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 12th, 2018. Semi-finalists may be asked to submit further evidence of research, creative activity, and /or teaching. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. To initiate application, submit ONLY:

  • a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and/or projects and/or evaluations) uploaded in the ‘Course Materials’ slot;
  • a research/creative statement;
  • documentation of research/creative activities (examples of research documentation: publications, conference papers, monographs; examples of creative activity: portfolio page link [artwork], websites, blogs) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot;
  • three references – no letters, please, contact information should include names, position, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Creative Research Duty/Responsibility

Ongoing research in the form of scholarly publication, residencies, workshops, awards, lectures, and/or evidence of creative engagement is considered part of a well-rounded research portfolio.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teaching load consists of five commitments per year that could include undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of student teachers, and/or curatorial projects at Colorado State University’s Gregory Allicar Art Museum. In addition, the successful candidate may work closely with community-based arts education organizations and constituents in area public schools, and will have the opportunity to develop new or revised offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Involvement with interdisciplinary graduate programming, museum programming, and other teaching within the department is encouraged.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

This position requires close collaboration with the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP), School of Education, Colorado Department of Education, and PK-12 schools throughout the state of Colorado. Additional duties include service on Department, College, and University committees.