About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.
The Department of Art is an academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts and consists of 15 faculty members (tenured/tenure-track and full-time) and 450+ majors. As the fourth largest department in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Art offers a BA in Art History, BA in Art Education with Certification, BA in Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture) and BFA in Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture). For more information regarding the Department of Art at UTEP, please visit our website at https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/art/index.html
Art Education at UTEP is deeply committed to preparing culturally responsive and transformative educators that will promote high quality visual arts education in the region and beyond. The Art Education Area serves an average enrollment of 50 undergraduate students and is the second largest area in the department. Graduating art educators often hail from and return to teach in the region, which boasts strong middle and high school art programs. Through select internships and programs our students connect with visual arts institutions including The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The El Paso Museum of Art, and The Chinati Foundation.
The Department of Art at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art Education to commence Fall 2023. This position involves instructing all levels of undergraduate art education and cross-college collaboration between the Art department in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education which administers Texas teaching certification. Additional required responsibilities may include cross-college advising and state testing support.
The Department of Art is committed to rigorous scholarship and responsive pedagogy in art education. The successful candidate will possess a robust understanding of contemporary practices and theory in art education which will be demonstrated by their existing scholarship or research potential. The department is largely a studio-driven program and welcomes candidates considering ways that creative or community-based research practices can support, propel, or supplement academic publications. The successful candidate will possess the potential to establish a national or international record of research and publication. Ideally, the candidate's research will be responsive to regional assets and issues, including but not limited to the U.S.-Mexico border, border studies, bilingualism/translanguaging, binationalism, Hispanic/Latinx/Chicano/a studies, migration and immigration, desert environs, colonialism, indigeneity, and globalization.
Art education at UTEP is deeply committed to the University's mission of access and excellence and seeks a forward-thinking art educator who will play an active role in developing contemporary, critical, and creative approaches to art education in the Paso del Norte region. We welcome candidates who cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion in their pedagogical practice. The ideal candidate will possess a strong interest in serving first-generation, non-traditional, and Hispanic students and can responsively instruct and guide undergraduate art education students through all levels of the program, authentically connect to the community, and be a regional leader in contemporary art education while maintaining a high level of research and scholarship.
The Art Education program is undergoing a period of change which began with the award of its lone tenure-track position in 2018. The successful candidate will join this program as its second tenure- track faculty and will be instrumental in collaboratively shaping the program. Therefore, The Department of Art seeks a visionary educator and colleague who can lead and support efforts in curriculum revision, help articulate and enact a forward-thinking and responsive mission, build mutually beneficial relationships within the university and with the regional community, help to develop advocacy and outreach through an expanded reconceptualization of visual arts education, and possess an uncompromising commitment to visual arts education in all its forms.
Ph. D or Ed. D in Art Education or related field required at time of hire.
Qualified applicants should submit:
Review of complete applications will begin January 10, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/human-resources/services/employment/index.html
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Heather Kaplan
Chair, Art Education Search Committee
Department of Art
Email: [email protected]
Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.