| Job Summary: The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) at Michigan State University seeks a motivated, creative individual to oversee its Art Education program. The position is a full-time, fixed-term academic appointment (9-month) at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing fall 2017, with possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Duties include teaching and developing innovative programs and curriculum to prepare art teachers for state certification, requiring expertise in creative practice, art history and theory. The selected candidate for this position will coordinate collaborations in visual arts teacher preparation among AAHD faculty in studio practice, history of art, and museum studies; MSU College of Education; State of Michigan Department of Education; and other cultural and social agencies. Teaching responsibilities include facilitating the department's Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program, a creative program affording pre-service art education majors the opportunity to work with elementary and high school age children. Students completing the BFA in Art Education in AAHD enroll in additional courses among areas of art practice that include Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History & Visual Culture. The Art Theorist, Art Educator, or Visual Artist most suited for this position will exhibit broad knowledge, interests, and abilities in the visual arts. AAHD offers undergraduate degree programs in Art Education, Apparel and Textile Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History and Visual Culture, and a graduate degree program in Studio Art. AAHD's mission is to promote the practice and scholarly research of the most enduring creative media, innovation using the latest technology, theory, and the investigation of rich interdisciplinary intersections. Serving over 500 majors, the department is home to more than 60 faculty and staff. For more information about the department, please visit art.msu.edu.AAHD has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters' distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION (Posting #4437) MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE (www.jobs.msu.edu). Applications should include: Letter expressing interest in this position describing qualifications and experience, current curriculum vitae including names and contact information of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi/ curriculum with examples of student outcomes if available, and an example or excerpt from professional research. Review of applications will begin 01/15/2017 and continue until position is filled. For inquiries contact Robert McCann, Chair, Search Committee (email@example.com). Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBT community, veterans and persons with disabilities.|
Minimum Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or EdD in Visual Arts Education or equivalent credential. The successful candidate will be a capable leader and collaborator, demonstrating scholarship and commitment to art education that incorporates visual literacy, art criticism and theory, pedagogical training, teaching with traditional and new media, cultural sensitivity, and curriculum design. College level teaching and K-12 experience are highly desirable. Supporting materials should demonstrate ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking. Candidates' artistic and educational profiles should match those in art departments of top-level research universities. The position requires an ability to envision and implement community outreach initiatives.