Assistant Professor of Art Education, Fine & Performing Arts

Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 09, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

PRIMARY DUTY:  A nine-month, tenure track position responsible for providing undergraduate instruction in all introductory and upper division art education courses in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and leading all aspects of the K-12 art education program.



  1. Teach 23-26 credit hours per academic year including all courses in Art Education (including Principles of Art Education, Visual Art Concepts, Art Education Senior Seminar, Methods of Secondary School Art, Methods of Elementary Art Education, Art in the Elementary School)
  2. Coordinate all aspects of the Art Education program, including serving as art faculty team representative to the Teacher Education unit, observing student field work (i.e. student teaching), monitoring the progress of art education majors throughout their programs, and keeping the art education curriculum current with standards for continued accreditation and state certification
  3. Teach courses in Fibers, operate relevant technologies, and manage class-related materials inventory related to the fibers studio area
  4. Teach other courses according to department needs including a collaborative art education course with the School of Education
  5. Maintain a sustained record of scholarship/creative activity
  6. Advise students and supervise Art Education student organization
  7. Supervise student employees, assist with or supervise potential internships, and mentor students’ creative activities
  8. Participate in University service including committee work and departmental service and recruitment projects
  9. Operate web-based and other relevant technologies, including in advisement and teaching duties.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned



      Education: Terminal degree in art required with at least one degree in art education



      Certification/License/Experience: Prior or current certification and/or teaching experience in K-12 education highly preferred; Experience in teaching in post-secondary arts education preferred. Experience: Web-based or web-enhanced instructional delivery modes

      Skills: Development of technological applications and other innovative approaches to instruction

      Other: We seek energetic individuals committed to the shared vision of a multi-disciplinary department who will make a significant and ongoing contribution to our dynamic and progressive programs


WORKING CONDITIONS:  The department is highly collegial and supportive across all disciplines (art, music, and theatre). Each faculty member is provided with an up-to-date notebook computer and an individual office. Some night and weekend hours may be required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervise student employees; Assist with or supervise potential internships (including education practica/student teaching) and mentor students’ creative activities; Potential opportunities for future administrative duties also may be available.

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Standard office equipment, University issued laptop computer, and classrooms are technology-enhanced

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to complete essential classroom functions and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds 


COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at


UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.


Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit


DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is home to three academic disciplines – Art (150 majors), Music (100 undergraduate majors, NASM accredited), and Theatre (60 majors).  The Department focuses primarily on teaching, providing a high degree of interaction between faculty and students, as well as serving as a cultural hub for the region. The Art discipline includes study in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, graphic design, digital media, painting, fibers, photography, printmaking, art history, and teaching (K-12). For more information visit our website at


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.


DATE AVAILABLE:  August 9, 2021


TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework (unofficial transcripts acceptable prior to contract), email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available.



      Dr. Joe Kreizinger

      Associate Chair of Art and Theatre

      Department of Fine and Performing Arts

      Northwest Missouri State University

      Maryville, MO 64468-6001