Assistant Professor of Art Education

Northern State University
South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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

The Northern State University Art Department is seeking applications for an
Assistant Professor, tenure track assignment in graduate and undergraduate studies in Art Education and Art/Design Media.  Teaching assignments may include a mix of online and face to face classes.  The primary assigned duties will include:


  • Teach graduate level art class sections, for a newly developed online MSEd degree program in Art Education.
  • Ability to teach fine art or digital media studio classes. The search committee will consider applicants from a broad array of media or discipline backgrounds.
  • Ability to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Knowledge of current theory and issues in art education.
  • Teaching skill sets to include online, traditional and contemporary practice.
  • Participate in department activities including recruitment, student advising and mentoring, department planning, field trips and student advocacy.
  • Serve on University Committee(s) as assigned.


Preferred candidates will hold a terminal degree in art education (PhD, EdD), with an MA (or MFA) in studio discipline/practice.  Knowledge of current theory and issues in art education and contemporary art. Evidence of current professional activities and higher education teaching experience (beyond the T.A.) preferred.


Academic Achievement/Professional Development examples may include:

  • Publications (editing, citations, etc.).
  • Presentations at professional meetings.
  • 20 examples of art and/or design works.
  • 10 examples of student artworks.
  • Other professional service or development activities.


Northern State University is a NASAD accredited institution offering AS, BA and BFA degree programs in Digital Media and Studio Fine Art, BSEd and MSEd degree programs in Art Education. 


This position starts August 21, 2022.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current vitae/resume, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, 20 samples of professional work, 10 samples of student work.

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