Assistant Professor- Art Education, Dept. of Art and Art
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
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
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.
- 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 -
The candidate must demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of
students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of
a PhD or EdD in Art Education by September 1, 2024.
University-level teaching experience.
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.
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your
application for this position:
To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/26231
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.
- A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries familiar
with your teaching as part of the information provided on your
- 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
- 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