Assistant Professor - Art and Design Education

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Assistant Professor - Art and Design Education

Brooklyn, NY
Open Date:
Oct 24, 2018

The Department of Art and Design Education seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education to further strengthen and expand the department’s innovative approach to teaching art and design in partnership with New York City’s public schools and community-based institutions.

The successful candidate will transition into leading the newly designed, clinically-rich fieldwork and student teaching experience, both graduate and undergraduate. Such leadership requires: the ability to teach courses preparing students for professional certification; familiarity with the theory and practice of accountability and professional dispositions in teacher education; and experience as a mentor and supervisor in the field. Effective administrative and inter-personal skills are necessary to develop collaborative partnerships with Pratt faculty and administrators, New York City teachers, principals and administrators, and professional colleagues in the fields of Art and Design education and teacher accountability across the country.

Located on a historic 25-acre landscaped campus in the culturally diverse Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of art, design, architecture, information science, and liberal arts and sciences, which attracts students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to developing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community, and to shaping an environment for teaching, learning, research, creative and professional work that advances this vision.

Department Description

The graduate and undergraduate programs prepare students to integrate their intensive studio preparation with learning how to teach, in the context of contemporary art and design practices. Students engage in fieldwork and student teaching experiences that help them integrate their studio work, studies in liberal arts, education theory, and teaching practice. Students are provided opportunities to do research and to work with populations that have the least access to art and design education in a variety of different settings including schools, community-based organizations, and museums. Students are encouraged to address complex social issues, experiment with new ideas and materials, and consider themselves collaborators and partners in addressing the possible role of art and design in social change and transformation.

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Faculty Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in ongoing faculty deliberations about how to best shape and realize an asset-based approach to art and design education, including equitable, culturally-relevant learning opportunities. The successful candidate will participate in departmental and course-level assessment practices that reduce, the barriers to equitable learning opportunities as well as entry into the fields of art and design.

The successful candidate will teach up to six courses a year, both graduate and undergraduate. A course release will be provided for the leadership of clinically-rich practices which includes administrative and academic responsibilities. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the interdisciplinary and collaborative culture of the program, as well as Pratt Institute, through service on departmental and institutional committees and initiatives and an active professional practice.



  • A terminal degree (Ph.D, Ed.D or MFA ) in Art Education or Art and Design Field
  • College teaching experience
  • Experience with clinical supervision and mentoring
  • Familiarity with emerging theory and practice in curriculum design and pedagogy in art and design education.
  • Teacher certification in Visual Arts
  • A minimum of three years, full-time teaching art and/or design in public schools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing inclusive and equitable learning opportunities in art and design education.


  • Experience with curriculum design
  • An active creative practice
  • Familiarity with the theory and practice of accountability and professional dispositions in teacher education
  • Demonstrated expertise in the integration of new media technology in art and design education
  • Evidence of scholarly practice.

Application Instructions:

Please upload a current CV, letter of application, 10 examples of your personal work, 10 examples of student work (K-12 and higher education), an analysis of your teaching practice (K-12 and higher education), and the names and contact information for three professional references.




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 7/16/2019
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