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Lecturer in Art Education and Public Outreach

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
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Full Time
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Lecturer in Art Education and Public Outreach

Posting F8830621

Washburn University’s Department of Art and Mulvane Art Museum invite applications for the full-time position of Donald B. and Twila Catron Lecturer in Art Education and Public Outreach beginning August 2021. This position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment, with potential renewal for additional years. Salary is entry-level with benefits.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their commitment to excellence in both university and K-12 art education for all student populations through their dedication to inclusive teaching methods.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,800 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number who are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive curriculum. We especially welcome applicants from historically marginalized groups within higher education. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies and the core value of inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in the appropriate field
  • Minimum three years of teaching experience in a K-12 setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching art education at the university level
  • Five or more years teaching in K-12 public schools
  • Proficiency with reporting and assessment activities associated with public education, teaching licensure, and accreditation
  • Experience coordinating art in public spaces and developing projects that address issues related to social justice and/or underrepresented communities
  • Excellence as demonstrated through innovative teaching approaches, portfolio of student work, robust artistic practice


  • Advise students pursuing either a BFA in Art Education with Teaching Licensure or Art Licensure Only
  • Supervise and evaluate student teaching and manage art education field experiences
  • Serve as Art Department liaison to the Education Department
  • Develop/maintain relationships with regional in-service art teachers
  • Teach studio courses in art education, foundations, and/or coursework representing specialization
  • Collaborate with Mulvane Art Museum staff and faculty to develop and create exhibitions, outreach activities, and/or educational programs
  • Participate in professional activity and service in conjunction with the Art Department and Mulvane Art Museum
  • Coordinate designated outreach activities, such as High School Art Day

Application Procedures:

  • Please send a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references together with a portfolio consisting of 20 images of personal work and ten examples of students’ work. Please submit a PDF of all application materials, including links to websites, etc., to . Application review begins July 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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