The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), a campus of the University of Arkansas System, invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a ten-month, full-time opening as an Art Instructor beginning August 1, 2018. This member of ASMSA’s faculty will play a critical role in the continued cultivation of the school’s arts curriculum and initiatives.
In brief, ASMSA is tasked with providing extraordinary opportunities for a diverse group of students. Established by the General Assembly in 1991 as a public, residential high school to serve talented and motivated Arkansas juniors and seniors from throughout the state as a school of choice, ASMSA—located in historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to Hot Springs National Park—is one of only 15 public, residential high schools in the United States specializing in the education of students with an interest in advanced careers in math and science as well as passion for and creativity within studio, language and digital arts. ASMSA offers more than 60 courses for college credit, and all students earn an average of 50 hours of college credit while finishing high school. Graduates achieve an average ACT composite score of 30. Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post have ranked ASMSA among the nation’s Top 25 high schools over the past four years.
A Master of Fine Arts is required. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach courses in painting, drawing, art history, as well as electives in their areas of personal interest. To complement existing faculty and coursework, the emphasis of this position will focus on representational art using traditional media and techniques. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in working with gifted students, teaching through technology, developing interdisciplinary curricula, team planning skills and problem solving skills.
As a residential community of learning, ASMSA’s core philosophy values the development of students’ interests and talents beyond the classroom. As such, faculty are expected to support student portfolio development, provide tutoring assistance, facilitate successful transitions for incoming juniors, promote the school through outreach programs and contribute to the residential experience.
Preferred qualifications include at least three years of teaching experience.
Visit www.asmsa.org for institutional information and an application. Send a letter of interest, teaching philosophy statement, vita, contact information for three references, completed application, and an unofficial transcript via email to [email protected]
Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2018, and continue until the position has been filled. The estimated salary range is $45,000 to $50,000.
ASMSA is an AA/EOE employer.