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Assistant Professor in Art Education (Tenure Track)
The University of Tennessee

  • Sep. 6, 2017
  • Nov. 15, 2017
  • Aug. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art Education
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Assistant Professor in Art Education (Tenure Track) Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks applicants for an assistant professor in art education to contribute to research and teaching and serve as coordinator of the art education program within the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). TPTE offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure and endorsement in many areas; a graduate urban specialist certificate; and master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community investigating innovation, reform, and/or social and cultural aspects related to art education. Position begins August 2018.

We are looking for a scholar who can engage in substantial research within the field of art education and pursue external funding to support a dynamic research agenda. Teaching and learning responsibilities include supporting the undergraduate and graduate programs in TPTE through teaching relevant coursework and advising. Additional responsibilities include chairing graduate committees; coordinating clinical placements; serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees; providing service and leadership to state and national/international professional organizations; working collaboratively with UTK’s School of Art; and strengthening relationships with public school art programs and community art agencies.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for this nine-month tenure-track position must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in art education by the time of appointment; an emerging record of published research; demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education (beyond a graduate teaching assistantship); a minimum of five years successful K-12 art teaching experience; and active participation in professional art education organizations at the state and national levels.

Desired Qualifications: Specialization in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: teacher education, curriculum theory, interdisciplinary learning, arts-based educational research, social or ecological justice, and/or visual culture. Additional desired qualities include experience or demonstrated interest in mentoring graduate students, knowledge of teacher performance assessment strategies (e.g., edTPA), and demonstrated interest in working with university and community partners. Applicants who have experience serving successfully as a program coordinator or team leader will be given strong consideration.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Stewart Waters, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and should be sent electronically to Please include "art education search" in the subject line of the email.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application, including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) names and complete contact information for three references, and 4) reprints of three publications or relevant manuscripts. Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit

  • EEO/AA Statement/Non-Discrimination Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

    Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

    In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

    Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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  • Gina Guinn
    Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
    The University of Tennessee
    A207 Bailey Education Complex
    Knoxville, TN 37996


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