Texas Tech University Associate/Full Professor in Visual Studies/Art Education in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

Ph.D or Ed.D or equivalent professional experience. An experienced art educator capable of carrying out the responsibilities of area head for Visual Studies/Art Education. 3 - 5 years of teaching at the university level is a must. Record of professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national recognition in the field of Art Education is paramount. The candidate will continue professional research that is relevant to the current and future practice of Visual Studies/Art Education. Experience serving in leadership role(s) and evidence of a vision towards future developments. Commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations, and strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service. Duties include, but are not limited to recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities in the department , college, the university and the community.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (Masters and PhD). Ability to teach face-to-face, online and hybrid courses during the regular academic year, willingness to teach during summer sessions, teach broadly across Visual Studies/Art Education curriculum, and envision new ways to expand beyond it.
  • Candidate will aid/lead in the supervision of student teachers, participate in undergraduate outreach programs. Provide mentorship for MAE/PhD students and chair capstone student committees.
  • Participate in outreach programs with students and work with the college and university.
  • Will continue to conduct research for peer-reviewed journals/publications and engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice, exhibitions and/or scholarship in area of interest.
  • Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of Art Education.
  • As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support service (for example, health and safety committee, scholarship committee); recruitment of students into the program at TAEA conference, National Portfolio Days, and high school visitations; participation in program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); maintaining the School of Art and Art Education accreditation with NASAD; working with NAEA, TAEA, TTU College of Education and Texas Education Agency; student advising, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities).
  • Ability to work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
Required Qualifications

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have a superior record of effectiveness as a teacher, practice with diverse educational methodologies and strategies and an active record of working with diverse populations that includes community engagement and/or collaboration. Familiarity with current and cutting edge practices in Art Education. Sufficient experience in teaching related to the position of hire. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Associate/Full Professor in Visual Studies/Art Education

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: School of Art

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Cover Letter Professional/Personal References Research Statement Resume / CV Teaching Philosophy Writing Sample

Optional Attachments: Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Basis: Monthly

Salary Grade: 800

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 12668BR