Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Education (1-Year)
The College of New Jersey invites applications for a ten-month, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Education in the Department of Art and Art History starting August 2017. The position carries a 3-4 teaching load, with responsibilities including teaching, service, and advising. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate art education curriculum and pedagogy courses and supervising pre-service art students in the field.
- Completed Master's Degree in Art Education (or related field) by the date of appointment. A Ph.D.or Ed.D in Art Education or earned credits toward a doctorate degree (e.g. ABD) is highly desirable;
- Previous college teaching experience in art education courses (including teaching assistantships) or mentorship/supervision of pre-service art teachers;
- At least three years of full-time K-12 school art teaching experience as a certified art teacher, preferably in the United States;
- Knowledge of art teacher preparation programs and state certification requirements (such as edTPA);
- Record of an emerging scholarly and/or creative program, such as presentations at conferences, publications, and/or a performance record in an art education related field.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative and dedicated art educator who can model excellence in teaching, foster a stimulating classroom environment, challenge students in creative ways, and work collaboratively with colleagues. In addition to inspiring future art educators, the candidate will help maintain the art education certification program to support learning in the twenty-first century. Applicants should understand the current trends in art education and challenges facing the field of teacher preparation, and be actively involved with state and/or national art education professional organizations. An applicant who graduated from a formal (traditional-route) teacher education program and/or is familiar with New Jersey K-12 schools and state certification is highly desirable. The model candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, both in oral and written communication, and be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable art educator who can support TCNJ's Art Education program.
About The College of New Jersey
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering-offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience. For the 19th consecutive year, TCNJ was rated the No. 1 public in the category "Best Regional Universities (North)" in U.S. News & World Report. It is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is considered a "Best Buy" in higher education by both Barron's and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. In 2006 TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.
Please submit a cover letter (including a statement about how you meet the five qualifications stated in the description), curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 5 examples of K-12 student artwork, and contact information for 5 references electronically in a single PDF file to email@example.com with the subject line: Applicant's Last name - Art Ed Visiting 2017.
Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered. Please submit one PDF attachment, no more than 5 MB, with the file name "Applicant's Last name - Art Ed Visiting 2017" in your application email. For the artwork examples, please include 2-3 images per page with a short description for each image. Although not required, an unofficial graduate transcript or copy of one previous syllabus may be submitted in the single PDF file for review. You may also include up to three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional materials unless requested (e.g., examples of college-level student work, teacher evaluations, or publications).
A review of applications will begin May 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct further inquiries to: Art Education Search Committee, Department of Art and Art History, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718, firstname.lastname@example.org. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.