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Endowed Associate Professor of Art Education

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The School of Art at The University of Arkansas has recently introduced endowed chairs into its programs in an effort to create a nationally recognized model for advanced faculty research, teaching, and service. Those who are awarded endowed positions will develop innovative collaborative efforts inside and outside of the university, breaking down barriers across disciplines and with unexpected players. Chairholders are to advance the overall charge of the school to be interdisciplinary and innovative while pursuing excellence as a land grant institution.

The art education program invites applications for a full-time endowed associate professor with a standard research, teaching, and service load. The chosen candidate will be an important part of our new rigorous BFA in Art Education program, as well as a contributor to the development of graduate degrees in Art Education.

The school is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and critical thinker who is highly engaged in the field of art education with a strong research agenda. The candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses on pedagogical practices of art education, research methodologies, and contemporary art education theories. In addition, the ideal candidate should be able to teach and conduct research projects concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion from an interdisciplinary perspective. The ideal candidate will be able to share expertise in the development of graduate level art education programs, foster interdisciplinary cross-campus relationships, and connect with a vibrant local and regional art education community. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Chairholders will showcase detailed achievements through an annual report. A record of outstanding teaching, research or creative activity, and service documented during the term are evaluation metrics used to determine success. Chairholders and colleagues will engage in collaboration to advance the overall mission of the school.

DUTIES:

* Teach two courses per semester in areas related to the applicant s expertise and in consultation with the program head and School of Art director

* Maintain an active and significant program of research

* Assist in planning and implementing new graduate degrees

* Participate in MFA and BFA reviews and serve on graduate thesis committees

* Participate in advising, committee work, and other service

* Be a consistently present and active member of the community

* Contribute positively to program and school recruitment efforts

ENDOWED CHAIRHOLDERS WILL HAVE THE ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF:

* Engage in a minimum of one outreach effort per year

* Maintain a research record appropriate to the prominence of the appointment

* Produce an annual chairholder report detailing research, service, and teaching metrics and accomplishments

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Ph.D. or Ed.D. in art education or a related field from an accredited institution conferred by the time of appointment

* Active and significant research record

* Minimum of six years of university-level teaching experience

* Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Evidence of strong research record relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion

* Demonstrated commitment to community outreach

* Graduate-level teaching experience

* Interest or experience in interdisciplinary and community collaborations

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

* Grasping

* Reaching

Frequently

* Feeling

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Hearing

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

* Walking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

ANTICIPATED START DATE
08/19/2019

ANTICIPATED END DATE

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Injeong Yoon
Search Committee Co-Chair
ijyoon@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

Completed applications received by January 14, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (including pedagogical praxis of implementing critical thinking and promoting diversity), a research statement, a statement of diversity (uploaded to the Other Document link), and a syllabi/course outlines of relevant courses taught, if available (please submit as a single PDF).

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Recommendation letters will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

INTERNAL POSTING
No

WORK LOCATION
Fayetteville, AR

Keywords: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , Endowed Associate Professor of Art Education, Education / Teaching , Fayetteville, Arkansas

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