Job TitleFaculty – Assistant or Associate Professor, Art Education – IRC45512
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Denton, TX US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Colby Parsons
Department TWU-Visual Arts Department
Phone US +1 (940) 898-2530
To apply for this job please visit twu.edu.
Faculty – Assistant or Associate Professor, Art Education – IRC45512
Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX
Application Due: October 10, 2022 or until filled
The Division of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education position, beginning Spring 2023.
Qualifications: A terminal degree (PhD) in Art Education or related field completed by the time of hire is required. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in higher education, an active teacher certification, experience mentoring and supervising preservice student teachers, and record of scholarly publications in the field of Art Education. This position requires the ability to develop and teach curriculum for a range of courses in Art Education, including courses at the undergraduate (B.F.A.), and graduate (M.A., M.A.T.) levels, to be delivered face-to-face, in hybrid form, and/or fully online. Candidates should have experience with and understanding of the breadth of scholarship in art education, contemporary art and art history, classroom teaching practice and theory, technology applications, social justice, disabilities, online and hybrid teaching, and student assessment methods. It is important that the candidate have demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in ways that address a range of learning needs and interdisciplinary practices.
Art Education at TWU: The Art Education program at TWU prepares students for EC-12 certification at the undergraduate and graduate levels and meets all of the Texas Education Agency requirements for All Level Certification in Art. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art Education (temporarily not accepting applicants) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) are joint hybrid programs with the College of Professional Education. The B.F.A. degree in Art Education shares foundational curricula with our robust studio and design programs, with facilities that offer all students a wide breadth of experience in interdisciplinary practices. The Teaching Artist Network (TAN) is the NAEA student chapter and art education student organization at TWU.
Job Requirements: We seek a colleague invested in growing as an educator, who will join us in building accessible, diverse, and inclusive curricula and creating a classroom culture, which reflects our values and mission of social justice and responsibility. With a collaborative spirit, this new colleague will have the opportunity to lead efforts in curriculum revision and instruction in the area of Art Education and support curricular projects in the Visual Arts Division and newly reorganized School of the Arts and Design. Community-focused outreach, recruitment efforts, and cultivation of relationships with school districts and the College of Education are paramount to success in this position. The Division of Visual Arts highly values candidates whose research is informed by Women and Gender Studies and/or social justice-related fields in line with our new MA in Art with a concentration in Art History and Visual Culture in conjunction with TWU¿s Multicultural Women and Gender Studies program. Candidates should be dedicated to serving our diverse community including first-generation, non-traditional, LGBTQIA+, and differently abled students. The ideal candidate will be a leader in developing online curricula, instructional design, and hybrid learning methodologies and performance-based assessment processes.
Visual Arts faculty are expected to maintain an active and independent research practice resulting in a proven record of research, exhibitions, publications, and presentations in art education, with a critical awareness of innovative practices and emerging subject areas in the field, and fulfill scholarship expectations delineated in division criteria for promotion and tenure. The faculty member’s creative and research activity should make a significant contribution to their discipline’s body of new knowledge, reflecting high standards of quality; and must regularly share the results of that activity in respected national and international venues and formats.
All faculty are expected to serve the Division’s goals and teach in ways that support interdisciplinary approaches, hybrid formats, conceptual rigor, and collaboration. We seek a colleague invested in growing as an educator, who will join us in building accessible, diverse, and inclusive curricula, developing a classroom culture, which reflects our values and mission of social justice and responsibility. The colleague will demonstrate a commitment to thoughtful engagement with the diverse TWU student population.
Participation in committee service and activities are required within the division, as well as within their professional community. Our ideal candidate fosters connections, collaborations, and creates community at multiple levels internally and externally. Service activity will include but not be limited to graduate student supervision; coordination of student activities and student exhibitions; serving on School/University committees; serving as a faculty mentor to student organizations; participating in open houses, portfolio reviews, attending exhibition openings; and contributing to recruitment efforts for the Division’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
Please submit the following materials as separate PDF files to email@example.com. Include Job Code IRC45512 in subject line:
– Cover Letter
– Curriculum Vitae
– Teaching Philosophy
– Diversity Statement
– Research Statement
– Samples of Peer-Reviewed Publications (2 maximum)
– Unofficial Transcripts
– Name and contact information of three references
– Sample Syllabi with projects, handouts, and assessment methods (2 courses maximum)
Deadline: October 10, 2022 or until filled
About the Division of Visual Arts: The TWU Division of Visual Arts offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees in art. Most of our program tracks have been recently revised with a more interdisciplinary approach. The BFA in Art includes tracks in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art Education. The MA includes tracks in Art History and Visual Studies (with a secondary concentration in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, or Studio Art), and Art Education. These programs are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and/or educators who are well grounded in studio art practices, history and criticism of art, and professional practices. The Division strives to build the student’s awareness of context, purpose, creative and aesthetic inquiry, critical theory and practice, historical and contemporary trends, professional responsibility and personal voice in the visual arts. Integrating studio and theoretical studies, the various programs provide a comprehensive approach to art learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and supportive community. The faculty, staff and students are very active in their pursuits of excellence in their disciplines. Gallery showings, juried exhibitions, conference presentations, publications and positions with many well-respected universities and arts organizations are some of the ways that the Division of Visual Arts continues to excel in all areas of the arts.
About the School: The School of the Arts and Design at Texas Woman’s University aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts as expressions of personal and cultural experience and to prepare individuals, particularly women, for professional work in the arts. The School of the Arts and Design includes the Divisions of Dance, Music, Theatre, Fashion, and Visual Arts.
About the University: With an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students, Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses, in Denton, Dallas and Houston, are joined by an e-learning campus, offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies.
Texas Woman’s University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit.
Contact: Texas Woman’s University
(940) 898-3555 TDD
Fax: (940) 898-3566
TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.
TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.
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