Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
Professor of Practice in Art Education
The Art Department of the School of Music, Drama and Art at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a clinical Professor of Practice position in Art Education / Studio Art, to begin in August 2020. We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to our University’s mission.
The Art Department at Catholic University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in the area of Art Education / Studio Art (Full-Time Professor of Practice) with a distinguished record in Art Education, excellent teaching skills, and a visionary perspective on Art Education / Studio Art. The appointee will be responsible for leading accreditation efforts with the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Tasks will include providing creative leadership in curriculum development, marketing, and developing field observation and field practice partnerships with Art-Education programs in area schools. The appointee will also advise students, and participate in department, program, university, and community service.
RESPONSIBILITIES: As a teaching institution, Catholic University expects its clinical faculty to be productive in teaching and service. Art Education faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate art education courses, art courses for both art majors and non-art majors, and supervise all student teachers. The position will be renewable at year 1, year 2, and then biannually at the hired rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a Ph.D./Ed.D. in Art Education or M.F.A. in a related visual arts field; a minimum of two years full time K-12 art teaching experience or equivalent required; college-level experience teaching art teachers; and an ability to model quality teaching experience. We are seeking a strong generalist with preferred expertise in contemporary issues in art education, such as: emerging technologies, urban education, community engagement, SNAE (special needs in art education), arts accessibility, social theory, studio practices, writing in the art classroom, and teacher research.
Preferred qualifications include experience working with student teachers, and an ability to teach courses addressing these topics: contemporary art criticism, new media, community arts, arts accessibility, and the education of adolescents and diverse populations.
APPOINTMENT: Full-time clinical appointment begins August 20, 2020. Salary is competitive nationally and includes excellent benefits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Art Education Program, within the Art Department, which is now being launched, will be a critically- and professionally-oriented program, with a BA in Art Education and a Post-baccalaureate certification-only program leading to a Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia initial visual arts certification, and a Master of Science in Art Education, leading to the professional visual arts certification. In addition to teaching the required courses, the selected candidate will teach service and/or foundations courses taken by Art majors as well as service courses taken by non-arts majors.
When the program is fully launched and accredited, Catholic University will be the only urban four-year comprehensive college in the District of Columbia offering an accredited Masters in Education (MAE) program. Along with the B.A. in Studio and Digital Art, the Art Department includes a B.A. in Art History and a Certificate in Digital Art & Design. Resources on campus include the Salve Regina Art Gallery, the Salve Regina Digital Media Arts lab, and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama & Art.
The DMV and neighboring Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA offer dynamic visual arts and other cultural opportunities as well as excellent four-season recreational activities (beaches, boating, skiing, and professional sports franchises). The campus in Northeast Washington, DC, is adjacent to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and is a short subway ride from the incomparable cultural offerings on the National Mall. These include the largest library in the world (the Library of Congress), over 20 major museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Other community resources include commercial art galleries, a professional theater district, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as many historic sites and architectural gems.
APPLICATION: To apply, please send the following to the Chair of the Art Department, Dr. Nora Heimann (firstname.lastname@example.org):
• a curriculum vitae
• three letters of recommendation
• a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the applicant’s research and teaching would advance our
University’s mission and the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship.
The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.