Lecturer in Art Education - 2000000052

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

ID: 7064954
Posted: February 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer position in Art Education beginning August 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate is a dedicated teacher who approaches the discipline of Art Education from a theoretical and practical perspective strongly grounded in pedagogy, art history, and the material practices inherent to the studio disciplines.The candidate will serve as the primary mentor to Art Education students, oversee the implementation of the Art Education concentration, and provide input on curricular decisions for the Art Education degree. The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the introductory through advanced level on a 3/3 teaching load requirement. Courses will include two Art Education methodology courses, two to three courses in General Education or Studio Art, and an upper division elective for Art Education majors, rooted in the candidate’s research interests and experience. The position is annually renewable in a NASAD accredited program. Salary includes a full benefits package.

The Lecturer within the UTC Department of Art is a professional development position intended to enhance the candidate’s prospects for a career in higher education. The Lecturer will be encouraged but not required to cultivate and/or sustain a professional research practice in Art Education in parallel with this appointment. The Department provides the Lecturer with the opportunity to meaningfully engage in academic culture, including opportunities to develop special topics courses, exhibit creative research, meaningfully contribute to the vibrant array of departmental and community activities in Chattanooga’s growing arts community.

The Art Department at UTC has 15 full-time faculty, six part-time faculty, and approximately 300 majors pursuing BA degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History, as well as BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Media Art, and Sculpture.


Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

MA, MFA or PhD in Art Education by time of hire

Teaching experience at the graduate teaching assistant (instructor of record) or beyond

Demonstrated record of creative achievement, record of teaching effectiveness, and ability to collaborate as a member of a team

A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion

Experience in the professional field

Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan

Applications must include the following content submitted as two separate PDF files.

PDF 1: Cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, and an unofficial graduate transcript

PDF 2: Research statement (no more than 2 pages) and examples of research (Examples of research may include: writing samples up to 10 pages, portfolio up to 20 images, etc.)

The 2 files must be attached separately and may not exceed 5 megabytes in size per file. We will begin accepting applications immediately and continue until filled. Appointment begins August 01, 2020.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.


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