Art Education faculty position

Art Education faculty position

School of Art & Art History at University of Illinois Chicago

Philip von Zweck, Temporary Allegiance, 2011. Art in the Park.
November 23, 2015
Art Education faculty position

Application deadline: December 21, 2015

The School of Art & Art History in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a position at the Assistant or Associate level to work in re-establishing the Art Education program. The BFA in Art Education will provide a contemporary approach to visual arts education within a school committed to pushing the boundaries of art and transcending genre distinctions. Through encouraging intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, and the cultivation of radical imagination, the program will prepare artist-teachers to work in schools, museums, community-based programs, and alternative educational sites. We are seeking a candidate who can prepare students to be innovative educators, motivated researchers, and persuasive advocates for the arts in schools and society.

Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate level, supervising student teachers, curriculum and course development, administering the Art Education program, and maintaining current knowledge of teaching certification requirements in Illinois. The successful candidate will be an excellent educator and mentor committed to providing leadership in the field of art education through a sustained peer-reviewed research/scholarship/exhibition profile.

Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (tenured or tenure-track) or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure-track). Appointment begins August 2016.

Terminal degree (EdD, PhD, MFA or equivalent) in Art Education or related area required. Candidates should demonstrate a strong background in contemporary art; a dedication to critical and innovative pedagogy; a significant record of programming and administering contemporary art education; the ability to support student teachers to effectively work in K-12 schools; and excellence and distinction through exhibitions, teaching and curriculum development, publications, research, and awards. K-12 and college-level teaching experience expected.

To apply 
Candidates should submit the following materials:
–Letter of interest
–Curriculum vitae (including but not limited to exhibitions/projects; grants/awards;
publications/bibliography; and a list of courses taught with name of institutional affiliation)
–Artist statement (regarding recent/current work)
–Three professional references (with complete contact information)
–Teaching philosophy
–Visual portfolio (which includes examples of scholarly and/or creative work, teaching portfolio with the option to include examples of student work)

Applicants should submit materials electronically on two websites. Please note items 1 & 2 should be submitted on both websites.
Submit items 1 & 2 here
Submit all items 1–6 here

Application deadline: December 21, 2015. Complete applications must be received by this date.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.



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