TheDepartment of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University ofTennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for the Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in ArtsEducation position beginning August 1, 2018. The Lyndhurst Chair ofExcellence is designed to recruit top researchers in their fields by providingan opportunity to engage in focused scholarship and service in their area ofexpertise. Ultimately, the successful applicant will develop a vision for artseducation at UTC and will have access to a budget for travel, publicprogramming, secretarial support, and other operating expenses. The positioninvolves a half-time teaching load in the Department of Art and collaborationswith both the university's Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA)and the School of Education. The successful candidate will be nationally recognizedand demonstrate a strong record of teaching, scholarly productivity, and publicservice in art education appropriate for a tenured appointment at the level ofAssociate or Full Professor in the Art Department. In addition to the requiredand preferred qualifications, candidates must demonstrate an awareness ofemerging trends in K-12 art education, and they must have a record of artsadvocacy and/or a record of supporting equitable access to quality artseducation.
UTC's Department of Art is anaccredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Artand Design. The Art faculty is comprised of 13 full-time members servingapproximately 260 majors pursuing Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art, ArtHistory, and Art Education, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in GraphicDesign, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, and Photography and Media Art. TheCress Gallery of Art features exhibitions by internationally renowned artistsand designers, providing UTC's students, faculty, staff, and the general publicexposure to contemporary artistic practice.
The Southeast Centerfor Education in the Arts' (SCEA) mission is transforming education in andthrough the arts. An award-winning center under the College of Health,Education, and Professional Studies of the University of Tennessee atChattanooga, SCEA prepares future arts educators and facilitates professionallearning opportunities in and through the arts. It was founded in 1987through a unique public, private, and institutional collaboration among theGetty Center for Education in the Arts, Chattanooga-based foundations, theUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the State of Tennessee, and area schooldistricts.
Reviewof applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the positionis filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Joe Wilferth,Search Committee Chair, at Joe-Wilferth@utc.edu or (423) 425-4621.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.