Assistant Professor - Art Education

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Art Education
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 27772
Application Materials

Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload: (1) letter of application describing in detail qualifications for the position; (2) CV ; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews); (6) portfolio of current media/artistic production; and (7) a list of three references with contact information (email address and phone number).

Job Description



Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art Education

The University of Missouri (MU) College of Education is dynamically growing and changing. We are searching for individuals to join our team who share our commitment to teaching excellence, exceptional service to students and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect. The Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, at the University of Missouri is pleased to announce a position at the rank of assistant professor in art education. We seek a scholar who can help us extend and expand our commitment to the education of learners in varied school settings and to the preparation of art educators and scholars. This position offers opportunities to contribute to the development of high-quality scholarship and programs in art education.

Job duties consisting of, but are not limited to:

    Engaging in research, writing, and other scholarly activities in art education;Pursuing relevant funding opportunities, individually and/or with others;Contributing to the art education teacher certification program (K-12); Developing and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in art education (online and face-to-face); Supervising master's and doctoral students' programs and research; Supervising graduate teaching assistants; Serving as emphasis area leader for art education; Participating in faculty governance with the Department, College, and University; andProviding service, outreach, and leadership to the University, educational


Minimum qualifications:

    Earned doctorate in art education or a related field;At least three years art teaching experience in K-12 and higher education settings or equivalent experience;Evidence of a high level of scholarly and creative practice as an artist, researcher, and teacher

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

    Experience in conducting research and the pursuit of external funding;Experience in teaching at the higher education level in art education and across disciplines;Experience working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in art and design;Command of contemporary theoretical and pedagogical practices in art and design teaching and learning;Commitment to teaching and advising graduate students in multiple modalities courses (design and deliver online and face-to-face courses including integration of new media technologies);Familiarity with state standards governing teacher education program approval and teacher licensure, including experience with practicum and clinical teaching supervision;Confident leadership and communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Application Deadline

Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin October 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by that date will be assured consideration.

Other Information

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at:

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine, Men’s Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts.


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications; excellent start-up package and benefits.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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