Assistant Professor – Art (Art Education)

Department: Art
Rank: Assistant
Specialization(s):  Art Education
Search # 20-001


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Art Department seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, to begin August 2020, to oversee program(s) in Art Education within a multi-dimensional department.  This faculty member will lead all of the Department’s efforts in the area of Art Education and coordinate the teacher-certification program. The faculty member will teach courses in Art Education, advise students, coordinate student teaching, supervise adjunct faculty, participate in department and university committees, liaise with university offices, and promote the program.

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to pursue creative activity/research in their area of expertise.  These activities include, but are not limited to:  research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, exhibitions in the fine arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:

Ed.D., Ph.D. or equivalent in Art Education at time of appointment; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to both teaching and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching Art Education at the university level.  Experience in Art Education program innovation, development and coordination, program assessment, student-teaching coordination, student advisement, state certification program regulations, and teaching K-12 art in the public school system. Outstanding candidates will have an established active and innovative research agenda and a record of effective leadership in program and personnel management.  The ability to teach courses that benefit the other areas of the department in either Studio Art or Art History is also advantageous.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample publications and/or examples of exhibition work, and names/contact information of three professional references to: Art Education Search Committee Chair at  All application materials must be submitted electronically.  For best consideration, materials should be received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.