Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Education & Program Director

Gainesville, Florida
Mar 29, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Education and Program Director 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The School of Art and Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor who will also serve as the Program Director of the School's Online Master of Arts in Art Education Program. This position will teach graduate and undergraduate residential courses in art education, and online courses in our Masters program; serve on graduate committees; advise students; provide service to the school, college, university, community, and profession; present and publish original research in areas of art education on a regular basis; and provide expertise and leadership in the field at a national and international level.

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery — which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall.  The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS:The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university's mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the Univeresity level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

ADVERTISED SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education, Arts Administration, or a related field at the time of appointment; university teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantship, expertise in technology applications in visual arts or design education including online course management systems; experience teaching art in the public schools and/or community institutions, and a strong scholarly agenda in contemporary issues in their field through teaching, research, and service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred applicants will have evidence of leadership skills and a record of scholarly publications. The successful candidate's research interests will integrate teaching and research and examine the implications of emerging technologies as creative and transformative learning tools.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at  Online applications must include the following in one pdf document: (1) a letter of application addressing how the candidate's experiences and qualifications match the position requirements; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) statement of administrative philosophy; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) research statement; (6) links to view samples of creative or academic research online; (7) course syllabus sample. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of three references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 23, 2017 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 23, 2017.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to: Associate Dean Edward Schaefer, Chair, Art Education Search, [email protected]


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