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Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Job Description:

Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term Job no: 602554 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068 Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training Position Summary The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) in the College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University seek a motivated, creative individual to oversee its Art Education program as a Specialist- Teacher. The position is a full-time, academic specialist appointment (12-month) commencing fall 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Duties include leadership of the art education programs in both colleges, including teaching of courses and programs leading to certification for art teachers and elementary teachers. The selected candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Studio Art and Museum Studies in AAHD and in Teacher Education. Responsibilities include maintaining awareness of changing requirements for certification set by the State of Michigan Department of Education, as well as educational opportunities within other cultural and social agencies. The Art Education program maintains the Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program, which affords pre-service art education majors the opportunity to work with elementary and high school age children. Students completing the BFA in Art Education in AAHD enroll in additional courses in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History & Visual Culture. The candidate most suited for this position will exhibit broad knowledge, interests, and abilities in the visual arts and education. Required Degree Bachelors -Art Education, Studio Art, related field Desired Degree Doctorate -Art Education Minimum Requirements Applicants should hold a BA or BFA in Studio Art, Art Education, or related field; an MA, MFA, or PhD in Art Education is preferred. The successful candidate will be a capable leader and collaborator, demonstrating scholarship and commitment to art education that incorporates visual literacy, art criticism and theory, pedagogical training, teaching with traditional and new media, cultural sensitivity, and curriculum design. College level teaching and K-12 experience are highly desirable. Supporting materials should demonstrate ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking. The position requires an ability to envision and implement community outreach initiatives. Desired Qualifications College level teaching and K-12 experience are highly desirable. Required Application Materials Qualified applicants should submit: a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae and portfolio c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications d) portfolio of student work of up to 20 images in a single PDF e) a summary of your experiences advancing diversity, equity, and justice in your classroom, outreach initiatives, and/or research endeavors; experience mentoring diverse students and/or faculty; and, an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence f) the names and email addresses of 3 potential references Special Instructions Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site For more information, contact Alisa Henriquez, Chair of the Search Committee, at henriquemsu.edu. For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to . Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its member's results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Review of Applications Begins On 11/01/2019 Website MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. Advertised: Sep 23, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Sep 23, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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