The Art Education Department -- housed in a public college of art and design -- embodies a critical, studio-centric approach to visual arts education. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prioritize justice and equity while emphasizing engaged studio practice, social activism, and expansive scholarship. We prepare our students to facilitate pedagogy that is authentic to the dynamics of contemporary visual arts and to be generous, nimble, resourceful, and reflective practitioners. We celebrate our urban context, and particularly the Boston Public Schools, with whom we share a historical partnership. Our students catalyze inclusive, active, and activist learning for all, across educational contexts and environments.
The Department of Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking a one-year, full time, temporary faculty position beginning Sept 1, 2020, with a possible extension to two years. We are seeking innovative pedagogues and professional-level scholars and/or artists. We strive to promote inclusive environments and increase diversity in faculty, staff, and student populations, curriculum, and support programs in PK-12 school, museum, and community education settings. We seek candidates who will participate enthusiastically in our shared goals, and we ask applicants to identify their strengths in these areas. In this urgent time, MassArt prioritizes the teaching of sustainability in art, education, and design and expects art educators to be active problem-solvers and leaders at the intersection of art and design, social justice, health/well-being, and the environment.
Centrally, this position works with graduate students in the MEd program, which focuses on research, pedagogical, and studio practices; and with other graduate and undergraduate art education students.
We seek a team-oriented colleague with demonstrated teaching/mentoring abilities to help students engage with and develop skills in critical discourse, cultural and education history, creative research and practice, and social engagement. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as having a history of working with broadly diverse communities.
Summary of Duties:
The college evaluates faculty effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service, and duties are described below in these categories:
Teaching: A selection of pedagogical and research courses are to be taught to graduate students and to mixed groups of graduate and undergraduate students. Two online research courses will be assigned, one in the fall and one in spring: Research I (which supports students' iterative refinement of an action research plan, ongoing searching and synthesis for literature review, data collection, and first-level analysis/memoing) and Research II (which supports iterative refinement of an action research plan, ongoing searching and synthesis for literature review, data analysis, and initial drafting of a descriptive article for a selected journal). The selected applicant will also teach four other courses (two in fall, two in spring), with the opportunity for additional summer courses that would be paid separately.
Service: Participate in department, college-wide, union, and outside professional activities including, but not limited to, department faculty meetings and planning, union and all-faculty meetings, college-wide governance committees, advising graduate students, review boards, ceremonies, and emerging projects with faculty and students
Scholarship: Maintain professional production in areas of expertise by publishing, exhibiting, presenting, or otherwise contributing to the ongoing public discourse of scholarship, including seeking out and participating in relevant professional development opportunities.
Salary Information Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.
Doctoral degree in art education or a related field
At least one year experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate students, beyond teaching assistantships
Expertise in research methodologies used in the field of education
Commitment to student success, equity, social justice, diversity, inclusion, and a history of working with broadly diverse communities
Capacity to teach a broad selection of research, pedagogy, and (optionally, if the applicant's skill set indicates), studio courses as assigned by the department chair and graduate coordinator, selected from the roster of courses taught in the department.
The department prefers candidates with these demonstrated abilities:
Experience in teaching graduate level research courses (introduction to the area, literature reviews, proposals, data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and write-ups for action research projects)
Minimum of three years college teaching experience
Online teaching experience
Expertise in library research/document acquisition, selection, and interpretation
Commitment to urban/public schooling contexts (one or more years teaching and/or administration)
Experience in school, museum, and community teaching contexts
Ability to teach interdisciplinary studio courses
Exhibition record/professional level visual art practice
Generous support and collaboration with colleagues
Bilingual with English and another language
Submission Instructions Applications must include the following:
Samples of published works and/or conference presentations.
10 personal artworks if studio practice is an area of expertise. For personal work, please also send a list of all work submitted.
5-10 samples of college-students' academic and art works (if applicable.) For student work, please also send a list of all works submitted, with level of student, name of course, institution, and year taught.
Each PDF file cannot exceed 10MB.
Applicants may optionally submit up to 3 URL links for their video work.
Please name your PDF files with the following conventions:
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Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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