Position:The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for non-tenure-track, 10-month Lecturer position in Art Education in the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education beginning August 2019.
Qualifications:Masters or higher degree in Art Education or closely related field by August 2019. Because Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, successful candidates will explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. Qualified applicants will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary theories and best pedagogical practices, and a track record for exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service to the field of art education, with the goal of developing well-prepared teachers of art. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to community and urban education, familiarity with arts integration, and excellence in teaching in public/private K-12 schools, museums or related experience. Willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives, incorporate new technologies and the aptitude to participate in a collaborative working environment are essential. Creative scholarship is highly desirable.
Responsibilities: Faculty must be capable of teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and are assigned an instructional workload of 12 credits of course work for each semester. Faculty are also expected to participate in departmental activities. Work may include supervision of student teachers, partnerships with local and regional schools, advising majors and participation in developing, refining and implementing curricula that meets state mandated standards and assessments.
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education:Art Education at Towson University is an essential component in a department that also includes art history and studio arts. The Fine Arts facilities consist of well-equipped studios and labs for photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, digital and graphic arts, sculpture, metals and ceramics. Other departmental resources include a comprehensive digital fabrication and rapid prototyping lab, an MFA program and two galleries.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application outlining teaching experience and qualifications in the areas enumerated above, statement of teaching philosophy that comments on your commitment to diversity, equity, and community engagement, curriculum vitae, evidence of scholarship, and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers for three references who may be contacted by the search committee. Submit complete digital dossier in a single PDF document to Professor Amanda Burnham, email@example.com. Official transcripts will be required if an offer is extended.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-3240L.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).