The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Art Education to begin in August 2017. The ideal applicant will have a promising research agenda as well as a passion for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education or another closely related field and will have broad knowledge of current issues in art education, demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience in and knowledge of K-12 teaching and clinical supervision, and an emerging publication record in regionally or nationally recognized forums.
Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical pedagogy; visual culture studies; new media and technology; distance learning; exceptional education; museum education. Other desirable qualities include experience teaching art in K-12 school settings, experience with diverse student populations, successful infusion of technology into teaching, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, teachers, and schools.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate research; participating in curriculum development; building and maintaining scholarly research; and participation in academic, community and professional activities at the university, regional, and national level.
The committee will begin to review applications on February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted through the University of Georgia, Faculty Jobs website (http://facultyjobs.uga.edu).
Complete applications will include the following:
- Letter of application, including a statement of research interests and an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Examples of current research and professional activities
- Names, phone numbers and email addresses for 3 references
With a long and prosperous history Art Education at the University of Georgia is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the School is to develop the creative and scholarly potential of its students, to support the faculty in its pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and to serve the public and appropriate professional constituencies.
The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010-11. It is a comprehensive land and sea grant university located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The University, with over 35,000 students and 2,900 faculty members, is one of the four major units of the Georgia System of Higher Education and offers programs of study at the doctoral level in most fields. In addition to its home campus, The University of Georgia maintains and is expanding its list of study-abroad programs around the world. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.exploregeorgia.org).
The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.