The School of Art, in the J. William Fulbright College of the University of Arkansas, invites applications for an Endowed Associate/Full Professor in Art Education, to start in August 2020.
The newly-developed School of Art aims to create a nationally recognized model for faculty research, teaching, and service. Endowed position holders are expected to develop innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary initiatives (both inside and outside the university) and to support the university’s mission as a flagship, land-grant university.
The Art Education Program seeks a collaborative, innovative, and critical thinker who is highly engaged in the field of art education with a strong research agenda. The candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses related to art education curriculum and pedagogy, research methodologies, foundations and histories, and contemporary theories. This endowed position also provides the opportunity to develop and teach coursework specific to their research interests, and should be able to teach and conduct research projects concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion from an interdisciplinary perspective, share expertise in the development of graduate level art education programs, foster interdisciplinary cross-campus relationships, and connect with a vibrant local and regional art education community. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Teach two courses per semester in areas related to the applicant’s expertise and in consultation with the program head and School of Art director
Maintain active and nationally significant research
Assist in planning and implementing new graduate degrees
Participate in B.F.A. in Art Education reviews and serve on future graduate thesis and dissertation committees
Participate in advising, committee work, and other service
Be a consistently present and active member of the community
Contribute positively to program and School of Art recruitment efforts
In addition to these duties, endowed faculty are required to:
engage in a minimum of one outreach effort per year
maintain a research record appropriate to the prominence of the appointment
produce an annual report detailing research, service, and teaching metrics and accomplishments
Ph.D. or Ed.D. in art education or a related field from an accredited institution
Active and nationally significant research record
Minimum of six years of university-level teaching experience
Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
Evidence of strong research record relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated commitment to community outreach
Graduate-level teaching and advising experience
Interest or experience in interdisciplinary and community collaborations
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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