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Assistant Professor of Art Education #202241TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in art education starting Fall 2022. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and effective teacher of art education and studio methods. The candidate will teach  art education courses leading to the B.F.A. in Studio Art with Teacher Certification in ART EC-12; arts integration courses for non-majors; and, based on program needs, student teacher supervision. Art education faculty also teach advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The selected candidate will demonstrate evidence of scholarly excellence, teaching effectiveness, and enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues in the art education program. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to college, department, and university service. We seek candidates who share our commitment to educational equity, social justice, and the high-quality education of students from systemically marginalized communities. We are interested in diverse applicants who situate their lived experience, research, and professional practice in the context of ethnicity, race, gender identity, multilingualism, the immigrant experience, and social class. We are interested in and encourage applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and other visible and invisible socially diverse identities to apply. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Art Education:

The program in Art Education prepares students to be teachers of art at all levels of public education. Art Education students at Texas State University earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) focused on the teaching of art and on individual artistic practice. Graduates of the program in Art Education are considered to be among the most qualified candidates for employment in Texas and regularly secure teaching positions across the state.

The Art Education program’s goals align with the University’s mission to be "student-centered and dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching” in the creation and study of art. The Art Education faculty are teachers, researchers and artists who infuse their teaching with research and creative activities. The faculty is eager to welcome a colleague who will share our enthusiasm for supporting and fostering excellence in the development of creative work and educator preparation.


Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) located in San Marcos, Texas. Founded in 1899 as a teaching college, Texas State University is now home to more than 38,000 students.  The University holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral University-High Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund.  Texas State University, located along the beautiful San Marcos River, is in the center of the innovation corridor, 40 miles south of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio and is rich in vibrant and eclectic communities.  The campus is situated within a public school district that is attended by more than 50 percent Latinx students and implements diverse bilingual education programs.  Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and a diversity of ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Required Qualifications:         

  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in Art Education.
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience teaching as instructor of record in art education.
  • A sustained and focused record of peer-reviewed research and publications related to the field of art and art education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diverse and inclusive learning in teaching and curriculum design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with how digital technology can be integrated into Art and Art curricula at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching hybrid and fully online courses in higher education.
  • Successful experience teaching in a variety of formal and informal educational settings, e.g., community colleges, museums, K-12 public schools, and/or other community teaching contexts.
  • Teaching licensure (preferably All-Level Art EC-12), and/or experience in student teacher supervision.
  • Familiarity with performance-based assessment.
  • Record of creative activity/artistic practice
  • Record of teaching studio art courses in higher education as instructor of record.
  • Leadership and/or involvement at the local, national, or international level in the field of Art Education.
  • A research practice immersed in diversity in its many forms and practices. 

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by December 17, 2021:

  1. Letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 3 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Sample writing (2 maximum)
  4. Sample Syllabi (2 maximum)
  5. Statement of contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. Sample of Creative Practice (links or digital files)
  7. List of three references from individuals able to comment on applicant’s qualifications

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities. 

For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Adetty Pérez de Miles (


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.


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