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Assistant Teaching Professor/Art Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 517237
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

Assistant Teaching Professor - Art Education
College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applicants for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor in Art Education to begin in Fall 2023. We seek an educator with expertise in K-12 art education, licensure/accreditation, a research trajectory at the intersections of applied practice of critical theory and studio practice, and an interest in contributing to the development of a future multi-disciplinary arts (visual art, music, theater, and dance) education program.

As the creative arts center within a research university, CVPA invites a colleague able to creatively implement the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved program while situating art education at the forefront of contemporary art practice. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education and Master of Art Education Post-baccalaureate (MAE Post-bac) initial licensure programs include direct engagement with schools and the community. Through these partnerships, we incorporate emergent media arts and public practices that are redefining visual competencies, expanding possibilities for PK-12 visual arts educators. A strong background in working across disciplines (i.e., integrating art across content) and the ability to apply studio and theoretical practice in clinical settings is highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ed.D., or Ph.D. in Art Education) at the time of appointment. Three years of K-12 teaching experience. Collegiate experience as a teacher of record.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful teaching of courses required for initial licensure in art education; Ability to assume the role of program supervisor for pre-service visual arts teacher licensure; Knowledge of Massachusetts Visual Arts Frameworks (2019) and the DESE Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) system; Knowledge of media arts and experience teaching secondary media arts education.

Responsibilities include four classes in the Fall and Spring semesters, field placement coordination for courses requiring Field-based Experience (FBE) observations, advisement of Art Education (AED) majors, and state-required record keeping.

Courses are expected to include: AED 200: Methods and Materials; AED 201: Observation and Assessment; AED 302: Technology for Art Educators; AED 305: Social History and Philosophy of Art Education; AED 410/510 Curriculum Design; AED 415/515: Special Needs: Current Issues; AED 408: Pre-practicum Seminar with coordination of student teaching placements, AED 411/412/414/511/512: Practicum Seminar and Practicum Supervisions. The successful applicant will serve as AED option head and work closely with Department Chair regarding scheduling needs for the undergraduate program and with the MAE Graduate Program Director as related to post-baccalaureate licensure courses and requirements.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:
75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits Faculty-Federation

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available.

Important Notice

UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus. Read More.

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

Advertised: 24 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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