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Temporary Full Time Lecturer - Art Education

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

The College of Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applicants for a one-year benefitted Full-time Lecturer in Art Education to begin in September 2021.

We seek an educator with expertise in K-12 art education, licensure/accreditation, and a research trajectory at the intersections of critical theory and studio practice and an interest in coordinating a multi-disciplinary arts (music, theater and dance) education program. 

As the creative arts center within a research university, CVPA invites a colleague who embraces flexibility of practice and the desire to work across theoretical and practical borders to situate art education at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Our education programs include direct engagement with schools and community through partnerships bridged by emergent social media and public practices that are redefining visual competencies. A strong background in interdisciplinary scholarship and applied praxis is highly desired.

Minimum qualifications: Earned Doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) or ABD in Art Education or closely related field and demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching and research; K-12 teaching experience.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preference will be given to an art educator who can teach required courses for initial licensure in art education, assume the role of program supervision for pre-service teacher licensure (art and music), and contribute as needed to the MAE program. Experience as teacher of record, knowledge of Massachusetts Frameworks, and collegiate teaching is also preferred. 

Responsibilities will include four classes in the Fall and Spring semesters, field placement coordination, observations, and state-required record keeping.  Courses are expected to include: Curriculum Design, Technology for Art Educators, Methods and Materials, Observation and Assessment, Special Topics in Art Education, the Social History and Philosophy of Art Education, and Practicum Supervisions. 

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To Apply please submit the following: Cover letter that outlines the candidate’s teaching philosophy, qualifications, and interests in the position, a curriculum vitae, complete contact information for three professional references, examples of syllabi and other course materials.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions: For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Lawrence Jenkens, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts at ajenkens@umassd.edu.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMass Dartmouth has over 500 students and is the flagship visual and performing arts college in the UMass system. Offering an art school experience within a four-year, national tier 1 research university setting, CVPA offers 16 concentrations in Art and Design, Art History, Art Education, and Music. CVPA courses are taught on two campuses: Paul Rudolph’s distinctive architecture of the main campus in Dartmouth, and the Star Store Campus in downtown New Bedford. Centrally located between Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, and Newport, UMass Dartmouth’s enrollment comprises 8,650 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 100 bachelor and master’s degree programs. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching and research.

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