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Open Rank Visiting Faculty - Art Education


The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic-year visiting instructor/professor position in the Art Education program. The position will begin August 16, 2023.  


This is a full-time academic-year (9 month) visiting instructor/professor position with a two-year appointment beginning August 16, 2023. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the equivalent of 3-4 courses per semester, in Art Education, and work with local schools on field experiences for students in the program. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours per semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.

Education Requirements

An earned master’s degree by August 1, 2023 in Art Education or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications

(1) Teaching experience in elementary art or secondary art; (2) demonstrated commitment to working and collaborating with culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations; (3) experience in building partnerships with local schools and communities.

Desirable Qualifications

(1) Evidence of effective teaching abilities in teacher education in higher education; (2) licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in Art Education; (3) demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist teacher education; (4) experience in design education and/or arts integration; (5) terminal degree in Art Education or related discipline.


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


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, including commitment to collaboration with diverse populations; a curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 74728. Address inquiries or nominations to the search committee chair, Allison Rowe, [email protected].


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

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is 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 schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:

About the Department and Art Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members and 900 students. The Art Education Program has been a vital part of teacher education and training in the College of Education since 1971. We offer multiple pathways for teaching-artists and classroom teachers to hone their skills and expertise so that they can lead art experiences for children and youth. We host BA and MAT degree programs that lead to K-12 licensure, an MA in Art Education, endorsements in K-8 and 6-12 Art Education, and post-BA and post-MA Licensure options. Community Engagement is a central focus of program. Students have the opportunities to teach through our Saturday Morning Art Workshops, School of the Arts, a Partnership with United Action for Youth, as well as through collaborations with the Stanley Museum of Art and School of the Wild. We empower students to be cross-disciplinary teachers, makers, and leaders in art education and arts integration. The Teacher Education Program implements Core Principles that focus on equity and justice-oriented education. The Department has an active Solidarity Committee to support and guide work on equity and anti-racist education in the Teacher Education Program.

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 in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.

 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 (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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