The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites qualified art educators to apply for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2018. We are seeking a visionary and collaborative art educator to teach courses in art education, collaborate with the regional art education community, design and supervise field placements in schools, advise and inspire students, serve on department and university committees, as well as establish and maintain a strong program of ongoing, peer reviewed research and scholarship. One of the important expectations is to become an ambassador and lead collaborative efforts with public schools and enhance the relationship with the department and the community.
Terminal degree (MFA, PhD or EdD)
Minimum of 3 years art teaching experience in the K-12 US school system (or equivalent)
Evidence of active scholarly and/or creative research agenda
Demonstrated experience in forming collaborative partnerships in educational settings
Experience and ability to maintain a studio including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, and budgeting.
Experience in art education teacher education at the college level.
Experience serving as a cooperating teacher, supervising education majors, and/or working with/in a Professional Development School or school partnership program.
Experience teaching/working in linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse settings.
Commitment to teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices.
Knowledge of the Department of Public Instruction’s Art & Design Education documents (e.g., model standards, curriculum planning) and the education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
Interest and/or experience teaching/working within studio areas that exist and/or complement the needs of the department
Interest and/or experience in teaching foundation classes/studios as well as art appreciation.
Administrative or leadership experience.
The successful candidate will be housed in the Art Department. This position is affiliated with the School of Education and the Dean will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department. We are especially interested in candidates that can build collaborative relationships, positively impact future art education teachers through strong teaching, mentoring, curriculum development, scholarly or creative activities, and service to the university and surrounding community.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. First review of candidates will be January 31, 2018.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.