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Assistant Professor- Art Education, Dept. of Art and Art History

Bridgewater State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 22, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor- Art Education, Dept. of Art and Art History

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Department of Art and Art History seeks a full-time, tenure-track Art Educator. This position is within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University. Responsibilities lie within the Department of Art and Art History and the Program of Secondary Education within the College of Education and Health Sciences.

In the Department of Art and Art History at Bridgewater State University, we explore art forms across a diversity of perspectives and disciplines, challenging our students to delve into the history, analysis and creation of evocative artwork. Students gain an immersive education through direct experiences with dedicated faculty and thought-provoking visiting artists and scholars, and further enhance their classroom learning with visits to museums, galleries and art studios in Boston, Providence and New York.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach foundation level studio classes, as well as coursework specific to the Art Education concentration within the Department of Art & Art History and the Department of Secondary Education. Additional responsibilities will include evaluation of student practicums in regional school districts, advising, and contributions to the department and university.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching in day and evening programs
  • Overseeing teaching practicums at regional schools off campus (vehicle provided by university if needed)
  • The position requires academic advising of students for both Studio and Art Education majors, including licensure procedures for Art Education. These licenses include both pre-K - 8 and/or 5 - 12.

The candidate must demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.

Required Qualifications:
a PhD or EdD in Art Education by September 1, 2024.

University-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with preK-12 teaching preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00462P
Open Date: 09/22/2023
Close Date: 12/01/2023
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries familiar with your teaching as part of the information provided on your application.
  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter
  • Artist statement (Upload under Writing Sample)
  • Teaching philosophy specifically related to their approach to teaching art educators (Upload under Teaching Statement)
  • 15 examples of personal artwork and image list (Upload under Portfolio)
  • 15 examples of student artwork with corresponding image list (Upload under Related Professional Materials)
  • Sample syllabi (Upload under Other)
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement - a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people. jeid-aef3086344f7244b803c792a2413d113

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