Program Director of Art Education (F650)

California, USA, Azusa
Aug 26, 2017
Azusa Pacific
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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.

School/College: College of Music and the Arts

Department: Art and Design

Location: Azusa campus


Since its founding in 2013, the College of Music and the Arts (CMA) has made significant strides in advancing our mission of being a premiere college focused on exceptional artistic development and the incorporation of authentic Christian faith. These dual aspirations extend and enrich our influence on culture. Through the innovation and dedication of CMA's scholar-practitioner faculty, nearly 750 arts majors and 150 arts minors are shaped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to follow their passion and fulfill their vocational calling across the disciplines of cinema, design, music, theater, and visual art.

This position directs the newly endowed program in art education. The Program Director of Art Education will ensure academic excellence and innovation in art education, coordinate the curriculum and faculty of the program, provide oversight for practice initiatives in art education, and promote partnerships that support student learning, faculty practice, and research initiatives in art education.

Specialization: Art Education


  • Advance the APU mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Maintain active professional scholarship.
  • Ensure program compliance with State and Accreditation standards for Art education.
  • Provide oversight assistance of assessment and revision, ensuring instruction is conducted with academic integrity and rigor
  • Supervise assigned support staff.
  • Participates in faculty recruitment and evaluation
  • Collaborate with the College of Music and the Arts, Graduate Studies Students Services, and Adult Enrollment Services in matters of common concern
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with the local art education community and the greater art education field
  • Coordinate graduate class scheduling in art education
  • Coordinate adjunct faculty teaching in art education
  • Manage the budget of the graduate art education area
  • Support student success and retention by working with other team members, faculty and advisors, while maintaining confidentiality of vital information.
  • Serve on University committees as assigned.
  • May be needed to work at alternative teaching sites.
  • Additional responsibilities include providing support for faith integration across the curriculum, having an on-going professional research agenda, and active participation in service to the University through committee participation, School and/or University level as well as service to the broader professional community.
  • The ability to teach in a variety of instructional environments including: online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats is required.
  • Must maintain ongoing connection and collaboration with the California Council for Teacher Education (CCTE) and other relevant professional education organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean
  • If being considered for the program director: the candidate must have prior fulltime higher education teaching experience. The program director will be responsible for coordinating with recruiting and admissions leadership, curricular updates and alignment with accreditation standards, course scheduling, and student advising.

Level: Faculty rank commensurate with experience.


  • Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • PhD or EdD, in Art Education.
  • Record of strong scholarship, administrative experience, and excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and research
  • Ability to develop and evaluate new and existing programs
  • Active engagement in Curriculum and Program development
  • Transparent, collaborative leadership ability
  • A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University (Faculty members are required to sign a "Statement of Faith," available at, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook)
  • Demonstration of collegial teamwork, desire to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to the College of Music and the Arts, Graduate Studies
  • Experience with assistive technology tools and instructional strategies

Experience: Professional expertise and experience commensurate with specific position requirements.

Workload: Full-time

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Additional Information:

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:

To review the complete job description and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.