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Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Education and Director of Art Education

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University seeks a full-time faculty member to teach Art Education and supervise Art Education students in the Department of Art and Design beginning in August of 2022. The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of Art Education.  Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Anderson University is a “more selective” comprehensive Christian university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is among US News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities South,” and is on the publication’s “Most Innovative,” “Best Value,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” “Best Social Mobility” and “Best Online Programs” lists. Anderson also is ranked #27 nationally for Student Engagement by the Wall Street Journal; is a “Best College” among institutions of higher learning in the southeast by The Princeton Review; and is a three-time Apple Distinguished School.

The Department of Art + Design at Anderson University is NASAD accredited with approximately 180 majors, with approximately 40 in Art Education. In addition to a robust Art Education concentration, we offer a BFA in Graphic Design and a vigorous BA experience in 3 additional concentrations: Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, and Photography, as well as Minors in Art and Art History.

We are seeking a colleague committed to teaching excellence and to the preparation of excellent pre-service art teachers. The selected candidate will demonstrate evidence of scholarly excellence, teaching effectiveness, and enthusiasm for actively collaborating with colleagues in the Department of Art + Design, the College of Education, and with our public-school partners.

PhD or EdD in Art Education is required; ABD considered. A minimum of 3 years public school teaching experience is required. Prior experience in university-level teaching is strongly desired, but not required. Additional qualifications include:

  • A demonstrated commitment to diverse and inclusive learning in teaching and curriculum design
  • Demonstrated familiarity with how digital tools and computational technology can be integrated into Art Education higher education curricula.
  • Have teaching licensure (preferably All-Level Art EC-12) and experience in student teacher supervision, and familiarity with performance-based assessment.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed research.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Online teaching experience is highly desirable

To apply send, via email, the materials listed below to Dr. Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers, Associate Dean of the SC School of the Arts at Anderson University, at jmitchell-rogers@andersonuniversity.edu.

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current CV
  3. Completed AU application, found at www.andersonuniversity.edu/hr/apply,
  4. Teaching philosophy
  5. Names and contact information of three professional references
  6. Examples of course syllabi and/or PK-12 curriculum
  7. Summary statement addressing research and sample of scholarly writing

Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Visit us at https://art.schoolofthearts.com  for information on Department of Art + Design and at http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/ for additional information on Anderson University.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, ldking@andersonuniversity.edu. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at ocr@ed.gov.