Assistant Professor of Art Education - 014791

Fine & Applied Arts

POSITION: The Art Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art Education beginning August 2018.

DEPARTMENT: The Art Department is NASAD-accredited and has 40 full-time faculty members, more than 600 undergraduate majors and offers BFA degrees in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, BS degrees in Commercial Photography and Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, and a BA Degree in Art and Visual Culture with concentrations in Art History, Art Management and Studio Art. Additional information about the Art Department, the university, and surrounding area is located at:

PROGRAM: Art Education at Appalachian State University enacts innovative approaches to art teacher preparation that uphold commitments to emergent curriculum, collaborative relationships, social justice, contemporary art practice, and the spirit of inquiry. The successful candidate will join our vibrant community with approximately 75-80 majors in the art education area. Students in our program achieve regional and national recognition for their research at both the National Art Education Association and the North Carolina Art Education Association annual meetings. Art Ed majors collaborate through community art projects with organizations such as the Smith Gallery, HOW Space, Watauga Public Library, Room 13, and area schools. The Art Education Program and the Department of Art are committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty dedicated to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Art Education, PK-12 teaching experience, and eligibility for North Carolina licensure in Art are required. Successful candidates will have two years university-level teaching experience, demonstrated excellence and creative approaches to teaching, demonstrated ability to work effectively
with individuals from diverse communities and cultures, and a solid scholarly trajectory in the field of art education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position encompasses teaching, research, and service activities that will support and grow the Art Education area. These activities include:
● Teaching undergraduate Art Education studio-informed theory and practice courses.
● Supervising students in field and internship placements.
● Assisting with curriculum development, program planning, student recruitment, and advising.
● Promoting cultural competence within the program, supporting/mentoring diverse populations, and contributing to campus diversity efforts.
● Participating in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession.
● Representing the Art Ed program within the Reich College of Education.
● Collaborating with area schools, programs, and university faculty.
● Presenting and publishing research and/or creative accomplishments in art education.
● Contributing leadership in the field at regional, national, and/or international levels.

Additional opportunities for the candidate may include: leading the National Art Education Association student chapter, teaching Interdisciplinary, Honors, or First Year Seminar courses, conducting national and international student trips, initiating community arts programming through the HOW Space initiative or other community venues, and/or strengthening alumni relationships through professional learning programs.

APPLICATION: Please submit applications digitally as a PDF file with the name: “lastname_application.pdf”. Complete applications will include: 1) letter of application that addresses qualifications, 2) curriculum vita, 3) list of three references with contact information (phone, email), 4) statement of teaching philosophy in art education, 5) link to an online portfolio of creative work 6) sample publications/ sample publications and 7) unofficial graduate transcripts 8) link to online portfolio of student work. Send applications to, using your last name as the subject line. Please limit files to 10MB. Initial review of complete applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

THE UNIVERSITY: Appalachian State University is a comprehensive university within the UNC System, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life, and beautiful location. Appalachian enrolls ~18,500 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. The University, located in the town of Boone in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, is a constituent institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Appalachian is a longstanding regional leader with an outstanding academic reputation, significant growth, community engagement, and commitment to sustainability. Appalachian State offers more than 185 undergraduate and graduate majors and has a student body exceeding 18,000 students representing 52 countries

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chairperson, Dr. Vicky Grube. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.