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Assistant Professor Art Education, Art and Design

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description or Duties

The successful candidate will teach online courses for the MAE in Art Education program. The candidate will demonstrate the potential to engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching, and research with colleagues in the Department of Art & Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, across the University, and the broader community. The successful candidate will also be an active ambassador between the University and the art education community.

The selected candidate will:  • Teach art education courses at the graduate level and—as necessary—undergraduate art education methods courses and other courses in the department;  • Maintain a record of scholarly and creative activities in their areas of expertise;  • Collaborate in the coordination of the undergraduate and graduate art education programs;  • Advise art education students at both the graduate and undergraduate level;  • Co-advise and facilitate membership in the local NATA and NAEA chapters at the University of Nebraska at Kearney  • Mentor graduate students in their research projects;  • Co-advise and facilitate membership in the local NAEA Student Chapter @ UNK. • Provide service to the department and to the university; and  • Sustain a role in the field of art education through active participation, advocacy, and service.


Required Qualifications:               • Doctorate degree in art education or a closely related field (ABD considered); 

Clear promise of developing an active research agenda;  • Evidence of innovative teaching; and  • A minimum of three years of art education teaching experience at the PreK-12 and/or collegiate-level (beyond TA roles).


Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Online teaching experience at the collegiate level;  • An established record of scholarship and/or creative activity;  • A progressively responsible contemporary art education practice; and  • Experience supervising art student teachers.  


Additionally, applicants can submit the following optional documents:  • One writing sample of scholarly work (for example, published research or conference presentation papers); and  • One portfolio of creative activity and/or student artwork, featuring no more than 20 images. Submit as one PDF file (no larger than 10MB). Include a “contents” page for context. 


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date January 31, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact:  Dan May at For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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