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Distinguished Professor of Art Education
University of Georgia

Date Posted Jan. 26, 2021
Title Distinguished Professor of Art Education
University University of Georgia
Athens, GA, United States
Department Lamar Dodd School of Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Art Education

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia invites applications for the inaugural Winnie Chandler Distinguished Professor of Art, an endowed professorship, at the level of Full Professor in Art Education to begin in August 2021. The holder of this professorship, which
comes with annual research funding, will play a critical role in contributing to the vision of the Art Education Area. Responsibilities will include mentoring graduate research; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; participating in curriculum development; building and maintaining scholarly research; and participation in academic, community, and professional activities at the university, regional, national, and international levels. Applicants at Full Professor rank and Associate Professors at an advanced stage of their careers will be considered.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education or another related discipline. The ideal candidate will be a leading scholar in the field with an established publication record in nationally and internationally recognized forums and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the
graduate and undergraduate levels, mentoring graduate student research, and successful infusion of technology into teaching. Competitive applicants will have a history of working collaboratively with colleagues and community and school partners, and diverse student populations. The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of contemporary issues in art education. Desirable areas of expertise might include one or more, though are not limited to, the following: critical race theory; feminist theory; post-colonial theory; disability studies; culturally and linguistically diverse learners; new media and technology; or museum education.

The search committee will begin to review applications on February 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 22, 2021. Applications will be accepted through the University of Georgia, UGAJobs website

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
  • Contact information for three references

In order to be hired at the full Professor level, candidates should currently hold the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with a scope and quality of work meeting the standards for promotion to Professor at UGA. Standards for the rank of Professor are outlined in the University’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty (…) and the Lamar Dodd School of Art Promotion and Tenure Criteria.
(….). To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national
reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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 (; 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 (

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 more than 1,000 majors, minors, 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.

Questions and other inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Asen Kirin, Chair of the Search Committee at

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