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Colorado State University Assistant Professor-Art Education in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor-Art Education

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 201900276F

Proposed Annual Salary Range

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 35%

% Teaching 50%

% Service 15%

% Administration 0%

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/04/2019

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date 01/01/2020

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Art & Art History at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Art Education to begin January 1, 2020. We seek an exceptional educator, scholar, and artist who will join our team of dynamic, creative professionals in studio art, art history, and art education. We especially invite applicants who have experience working with underrepresented populations and/or diversity initiatives.

We seek a candidate who is an outstanding scholar, maker, and enthusiastic educator who will actively contribute to our Art Education program and help develop curriculum for a new graduate degree. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, art making, and program/curriculum development and must value working collaboratively and with diverse student populations in teaching and research.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Art Education with demonstrated PK-12 teaching experience, and/or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree in Art with substantial (eight or more years) PK-12 teaching and knowledge of current practices in art education. Successful candidates should demonstrate a significant scholarly/creative agenda is underway as well as a growing record of successful teaching at the university level. The successful candidate will have the breadth and knowledge to teach art education foundations, technology/studio, and/or methods courses addressing trends and topics current in the field as well as the flexibility to supervise student teachers. In addition to their area of specialty, the successful candidate will also be conversant in the historical and contemporary movements within the field of art education. The successful candidate will be developing online courses, therefore past experience or a willingness to train is expected.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Commitment to collaborate in developing and teaching graduate courses in a new hybrid (online and residential) MA program in art education/community arts; excellent writing and communication skills; a clear vision for the future of art education as well as art education’s place in academia; a willingness to promote the Colorado State University art and art history program; and a knowledge of grant writing. Research interests can include, but are not limited to, one of the following: museum education, technology in art education, studio art, service learning and community arts, curriculum development, visual/material culture, inclusive practices in art education, arts-based and qualitative inquiry. This person will also be able to build relationships with colleagues and PK-12 educators in the state of Colorado and demonstrate experience working with underrepresented populations and/or diversity initiatives.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 4th, 2019. Semi-finalists may be asked to submit further evidence of research, creative activity, and /or teaching. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. To initiate application, submit ONLY: • a cover letter; • curriculum vitae; • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; • evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and/or projects and/or evaluations) uploaded in the ‘Course Materials’ slot; • a research/creative statement; • documentation of research/creative activities (examples of research documentation: publications, conference papers, monographs; examples of creative activity: portfolio page link [artwork], websites, blogs) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot; • three references – no letters, please, contact information should include names, position, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Maggie Seymour 970-491-5895

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Creative Research


Ongoing research in the form of scholarly publication, residencies, workshops, awards, lectures, and/or evidence of creative engagement is considered part of a well-rounded research portfolio.

Percentage Of Time 35

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching


Teaching load consists of five commitments per year that could include undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of student teachers, and/or curatorial projects at Colorado State University’s Gregory Allicar Art Museum. In addition, the successful candidate may work closely with community-based arts education organizations and constituents in area public schools, and will have the opportunity to develop new or revised offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Involvement with interdisciplinary graduate programming, museum programming, and other teaching within the department is encouraged.

Percentage Of Time 50

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service


This position requires close collaboration with the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP), School of Education, Colorado Department of Education, and PK-12 schools throughout the state of Colorado. Additional duties include service on Department, College, and University committees.

Percentage Of Time 15

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Course Materials

  • Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement

  • Other

Optional Documents