Professor of Art

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0809P Working Title Professor of Art Department Franklin College Lamar Dodd School of Art About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

With a long and prosperous history, Art Education at the University of Georgia is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the School is to develop the creative and scholarly potential of its students, to support the faculty in its pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and to serve the public and appropriate professional constituencies.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,000 majors, minors, and graduate students.

The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 01/21/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The search committee will begin to review applications on February 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 22, 2021. Applications will be accepted through the University of Georgia, UGAJobs website (

Complete applications will include the following:

• Letter of application, including a statement of research interests and an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Examples of current research and professional activities
• Names, phone numbers and email addresses for 3 references

Questions and other inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Asen Kirin, Chair of the Search Committee at

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Classification Title Professor FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia invites applications for the inaugural Winnie Chandler Distinguished Professor of Art, an endowed professorship, at the level of Full Professor in Art Education to begin in August 2021. The holder of this professorship, which comes with annual research funding, will play a critical role in contributing to the vision of the Art Education Area. Responsibilities will include mentoring graduate research; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; participating in curriculum development; building and maintaining scholarly research; and participation in academic, community, and professional activities at the university, regional, national, and international levels. Applicants at Full Professor rank and Associate Professors at an advanced stage of their careers will be considered.

Additional Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education or related discipline.

In order to be hired at the full Professor level, candidates should currently hold the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with a scope and quality of work meeting the standards for promotion to Professor at UGA . Standards for the rank of Professor are outlined in the University’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty ( and the Lamar Dodd School of Art Promotion and Tenure Criteria. (

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The ideal candidate will be a leading scholar in the field with an established publication record in nationally and internationally recognized forums and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentoring graduate student research, and successful infusion of technology into teaching. Competitive applicants will have a history of working collaboratively with colleagues and community and school partners, and diverse student populations. The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of contemporary issues in art education. Desirable areas of expertise might include one or more, though are not limited to, the following: critical race theory; feminist theory; post-colonial theory; disability studies; culturally and linguistically diverse learners; new media and technology; or museum education.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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