The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art Education to begin September 1, 2020.
The successful candidate will oversee the department's BFA and MA Art Education programs, advise students, and provide service to the department, university, and community. Additionally, the position requires collaboration with the UMass Amherst College of Education, ongoing establishment of external relationships with PK-12 public schools, preparation of accreditation materials, and participation in state and national accreditation reviews. Teaching responsibilities will include courses emphasizing the following: introduction to art education, methods course emphasizing digital and traditional studio practices in schools, graduate seminars addressing research and topics current in the field, and the supervision of Art Education student teaching field experiences. The teaching load consists of four courses per academic year.
The candidate must maintain an active, well-articulated research agenda, including scholarly presentations and publications nationally and regionally. They must also offer practice-related presentations for current teachers in the field, build and maintain professional relationships with art educators on the local, regional, and national levels and participate in department, university, and professional service.
The successful candidate must have a PhD or EdD degree in art education, three years of experience teaching visual arts in grades PK-12 in public and/or charter school settings, and experience teaching in a university visual arts teacher licensure program. ABD candidates will be considered.
The department values diversity as a factor in academic excellence. We seek applicants who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the field of art education. It is important that candidates have a global perspective and are open to exploring innovative ways to craft curricula, experiences, and projects that empower students to teach with confidence in classroom settings.
Experience in practical and theoretical pedagogies, including familiarity with new technologies and emerging subject areas that contribute to student engagement in PK-12 art classrooms.
Experience developing student-centered programs and pedagogical approaches relevant to students in school systems rich in diversity, and at the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
Demonstrate the ability to be a significant contributor to the field of art education at state, national, and international levels.
Strong record of and/or demonstrated potential for scholarly contributions to the field, actively presenting and publishing research in the area of art education on a regular basis
Demonstrated commitment to program and course development and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
Record of inclusive excellence and serving diverse populations in teaching, creative research, and/or service.
Special Instruction to Applicants:
To apply, please submit the following items:
Letter of application
Current curriculum vitae
Three examples of course syllabi
Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which describes your past, current, and anticipated contributions in these areas through research, teaching and service
Name, title, and full contact information of three professional references
Additional supporting materials including a teaching video may be requested from finalists
To receive full consideration, please submit your application materials through PageUp by December 2, 2019. The search will remain open until filled; however, applications received after the priority deadline of December 2 may not be reviewed.
The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers post-secondary education in a full range of disciplines that include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, animation, intermedia, and art education. Interdisciplinary study is at the core of our philosophy, and we encourage students to pursue experience across art disciplines, as well as exploring the diverse fields of arts, humanities, and sciences open to them at this premier research university. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts Program tailored to students who plan to become 21st century professional artists, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree for Art majors seeking the broadest available liberal arts education. Future primary and secondary school art teachers are comprehensively prepared in our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education program.
The UMass Amherst Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art program is a three-year immersive course of study for post-graduates who wish to expand their critical thinking and disciplinary techniques, and develop the experience needed for careers in academics. We also offer a Master of Arts Degree in Art Education for current teachers to engage in advanced professional development.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.