California State University, San Bernardino — Assistant Professor of Art Education, Department of Art & Design

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Department of Art & Design
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 501676
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full TimeCalifornia State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Art & Design at California State University, San Bernardino is seeking a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Art Education. The qualified individual will hold a Ph.D. in Art Education, or equivalent qualification in a suitably related subject area, have some college/university teaching experience, active scholarship in the field, and will be well-versed in contemporary and historic pedagogical issues and practices related to visual culture. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary teaching and program development is a plus.

The Department of Art & Design, as part of the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, offers a BA in Studio Art Studies, a BA in Art (with concentrations in Art Education and Studio Art), a BA in Art History & Global Cultures, and a BA in Design Studies, along with a BFA in Art (with concentrations Art Education and Studio Art), a BFA in Design (with concentrations in Interface Design, 3D Design, Motion Graphics, and Marketing), and an MFA in Studio Art. The department is housed in the Visual Arts Center with photography, glass, ceramic, woodworking, metalworking, printmaking, painting, design, and digital fabrication studios. The VAC also houses the AAM-accredited Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), and the Visual Resources Center with a dedicated full-time VRC specialist.

The department serves approximately 550 students in its majors per year, plus many other students from across campus. The core approach taken to teaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visual and material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysis of art, craft, design and other cultural productions. Students that we serve gain a broad base of skills in the areas of art, art history, craft, and design making, as well as research, critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Through our programs we strongly encourage an open approach to understanding how all aspects of art, craft, design and cultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity and community engagement.

CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Teaching all levels of Art Education, program development, continue and expand creative and scholarly activities, perform committee duties at the department, college and university levels, student advising, and broaden links to local, regional and national communities in professor's area of expertise in order to promote further student success.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. in Art Education, or equivalent qualification in a suitably related subject area, from an accredited university is required by time of appointment. Record of professional development in the field of expertise. Some teaching experience at college/university level.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in hand by time of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Evidence of scholarly and or creative activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Art & Design, as part of the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, offers a BA in Studio Art Studies, a BA in Art (with concentrations in Art Education and Studio Art), a BA in Art History & Global Cultures, and a BA in Design Studies, along with a BFA in Art (with concentrations Art Education and Studio Art), a BFA in Design (with concentrations in Interface Design, 3D Design, Motion Graphics, and Marketing), and an MFA in Studio Art. The department is housed in the Visual Arts Center with photography, glass, ceramic, woodworking, metalworking, printmaking, painting, design, and digital fabrication studios. The VAC also houses the AAM-accredited Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), and the Visual Resources Center with a dedicated full-time VRC specialist.

The department serves approximately 550 students in its majors per year, plus many other students from across campus. The core approach taken to teaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visual and material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysis of art, craft, design and other cultural productions. Students that we serve gain a broad base of skills in the areas of art, art history, craft, and design making, as well as research, critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Through our programs we strongly encourage an open approach to understanding how all aspects of art, craft, design and cultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity and community engagement.

To find out more about the Department of Art & Design, please visit: www.csusb.edu/art

The Department of Art & Design invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Art Education position to begin August, 2022.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the Department Chair, Prof. Matthew Poole at matthew.poole@csusb.edu

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes:

a. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

b. A statement of your research experience/plans

c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.

  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  3. Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  4. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=501676&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

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