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Art Education Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor

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Art Education Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor



The Position:
Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Art Education with a passion for teaching, the potential to take a leading role in an established BAE program, and demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban communities and schools. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

The position has a dual appointment with the IUPUI School of Education where faculty are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate art education classes, teaching and assisting with the student teaching seminar, teaching and coordinating adjuncts to instruct art methods courses for elementary pre-service teachers, advising and mentoring students, establishing and maintaining external relationships with PK-12 public schools, and assisting in recruitment efforts. In addition, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research/creative activities and publications, and provide service to the department, school, and university community. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching/research across art programs and university departments, study abroad courses, and art museums. The Art Education Program at Herron has over 60 majors with an active NAEA student organization and innovative community learning programs.


  • Doctoral degree in Art Education (will consider ABD)
  • Three years teaching experience in K-12 environment
  • University level teaching experience desirable
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices in art education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in community-based art education desirable
  • Experience in application of new technologies, and visual culture desirable.

About Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI – Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. A partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, IUPUI is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially responsive community engagement. Herron has more than 50 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities. For more information about Herron School of Art and Design, visit http://www.herron.iupui

The School of Education at IUPUI – is an urban-serving institution located in the heart of Indianapolis. The school of education has approximately 40 full-time faculty, many of whom are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education. Faculty in the teacher education programs are committed to preparing teachers to enact transformative practices in urban schools, to participate in field-based experiences that support teacher candidates, and to contribute to the goal of diversifying the teacher workforce. For more information about the School of Education, visit

Application Deadline: 12/31/19

Application Procedures:
Submit application materials at:
You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents.

Required Documents: convert all Word documents into pdf format before uploading.

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Samples of student work (List under “Other”)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Applications received by 12/31/2019 will receive priority review. The position will remain open until filled. The position will begin in August 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience; IU offers competitive benefits, information about which can be viewed at


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