Clinical Open Rank Professor in Art Education

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Oct 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
Clinical Open Rank Professor in Art Education


The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year clinical-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the Art Education program.  The position will begin August 18, 2021.


This is a full-time academic-year (9 month) clinical track faculty position with an initial three-year appointment.  Renewal is possible, dependent on recurrent funding and performance.  We seek an individual with broad expertise in art education as well as experience with teacher education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the equivalent of three courses each semester and coordinate the art education program area, including recruiting, advising, and program coordination for undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in education.

Education Requirement

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in Art Education or a related discipline by August 2021.

Required Qualifications

(1)  Experience in art education in K12 settings; (2) strong commitment to working and collaborating with diverse populations; (3) interest in building partnerships with local schools, communities, and across campus.

Desirable Qualifications

(1) Successful experience teaching in K-12 settings; (2) evidence of excellent teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level; (3) experience with program coordination and management, and
(4) potential for securing external funds for professional and program development.


Major responsibilities include the following: instruction in art education; coordination of field experiences; recruiting and advising; participating in grant activities to secure funding for professional and curriculum development. This work includes establishing connections with local school districts as well as departments across the UI campus. In addition, the successful candidate will be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of art education; and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours a semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2021.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74027.  Address inquiries or nominations to Amanda Thein ([email protected]) or call 319-335-5383.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Department and the Program

The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa has 40 faculty members and over 800 students. It includes nine teacher education programs and five doctoral programs. The Art Education program has been a thriving part of the academic offerings at the University of Iowa since 1971. Art Education programs in the College of Education prepare artists as teachers of art in elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, community settings, and four-year colleges. Graduate (MA and MAT) and undergraduate students are provided with the opportunity to explore and engage with art history, education, community arts, and studio practice. A tradition of community outreach art workshops offers artistic opportunities for K-12 students and provide authentic teaching opportunities for COE art education pre-service teachers. The program also produces scholars in art education and supervisors of art in community settings, museums, state departments of education, and school systems.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #34 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 colleges.  

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

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