The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) in the College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University seek a motivated, creative individual to oversee its Art Education program as a Specialist- Teacher. The position is a full-time, academic specialist appointment (12-month) commencing fall 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.
Duties include leadership of the art education programs in both colleges, including teaching of courses and programs leading to certification for art teachers and elementary teachers. The selected candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Studio Art and Museum Studies in AAHD and in Teacher Education. Responsibilities include maintaining awareness of changing requirements for certification set by the State of Michigan Department of Education, as well as educational opportunities within other cultural and social agencies. The Art Education program maintains the Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program, which affords 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 in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History & Visual Culture. The candidate most suited for this position will exhibit broad knowledge, interests, and abilities in the visual arts and education.
Bachelors -Art Education, Studio Art, related field
Doctorate -Art Education
College level teaching and K-12 experience are highly desirable.
Qualified applicants should submit:a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae and portfolioc) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications d) portfolio of student work of up to 20 images in a single PDFe) a summary of your experiences advancing diversity, equity, and justice in your classroom, outreach initiatives, and/or research endeavors; experience mentoring diverse students and/or faculty; and, an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellencef) the names and email addresses of 3 potential references
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.
For more information, contact Alisa Henriquez, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to http://art.msu.edu.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its member’s results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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