Associate Professor in Art Education

Boston University, School of Visual Arts in Massachusetts

Deadline December 05, 2014
Date Posted August 20, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Associate Professor in Art Education


The School of Visual Arts in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University is seeking a full-time Associate Professor (non-tenure track) in Art Education. This is a 12-month position, beginning fall 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience.


The School of Visual Arts offers a BFA in Art Education, an MA in Art Education (both online and on campus) and an MA in Studio Teaching. A professional school of art within a large research University, the School is nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence and the high quality of its programs in studio arts and art education. The Department of Art Education is a supportive educational community committed to learning that is child-centered, grounded in studio expertise, and devoted to personal response in art making. Pedagogy is learner-centered, situation-based, and firmly grounded in studio practice.


The on campus licensing program of study includes pre-practica and extensive supervised clinical practice. Curriculum development, research and purposeful teaching and learning with an emphasis on child growth and development, learners with special needs, planning of K-12 problem solving contemporary studio strategies are the focus of the undergraduate program and both the professional development online and the on campus Studio Teaching MA in Art Education programs. 


This position will entail instructing in, administration and management of the online art education program, in addition to the on campus program. Our online MA in Art Education program is 5 years old, and currently enrolls 150+ students. The candidate will work closely with the Director of Online Programs in the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of Distance Education to: 

     supervise online faculty;

     monitor course development and direction;

     troubleshoot current online student issues with the student services staff;

     speak with prospective students when necessary;

     review admissions folders and portfolios every 7 weeks, and;

  supervise the summer residency program, Summer Studios.


On campus responsibilities involve teaching to one’s expertise, the potential to supervise student teachers and a willingness to assume a leadership role within the Department of Art Education.  Active participation in professional organizations, teacher training workshops, and service to the School, University and community is expected.


In addition to teaching responsibilities, the individual will participate in student admission reviews and advisement, scheduled activities for art education students and faculty, institutional governance, and committee service. 




The applicant must hold an academic background in the principles and practices of Art Education, public school teaching experience, strong studio skills including familiarity with a variety of traditional studio materials, and active professional involvement  (publishing, research, professional organizations).



• Ed.D,  Ph.D.

• Minimum 5 years experience as an art teacher at elementary/or secondary level

•Familiarity with on-line degree program structure, support and academic direction is a must.

• Experience in course design, teaching online, hybrid, or alternatively scheduled course formats

•Publication in scholarly journals with evidence of knowledge of current and past art teacher education literature with an emphasis on teacher preparation

• Demonstrated skills in clinical supervision


Valued, but not required:

Active in professional organizations, conference presentations and exhibitions.


To Apply

Please upload a letter of application, which includes dissertation information with links to URLs, CV with contact information for three references included, and your teaching philosophy, as well as 15-20 images of your work and no more than 15 images of student work to: Please do not upload more than requested.  No email applications, please.  Please indicate whether or not you will attend the 2015 College Art Association in New York in your letter of application.


Application deadline: December 5, 2014. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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