Herron School of Art and Design – IUPUI — Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education
Institution: Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
Rank: Tenure-track
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Appointment: Beginning August 2023
Application deadline: Preference given to applications received by January 15, 2023

Full-Time Faculty Position in Art Education
Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor in Art Education. We invite and welcome those with a passion for teaching and a desire to join and contribute to the ongoing growth and excellence of this established and well-respected BAE program. We are looking for colleagues who are committed to this field of study and in continuing our work to build upon and sustain an exceptional and unique program committed to expanding the field and championing students as they begin and advance along their academic and professional journeys.

This position is ideal for individuals that are engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on contemporary theory and practice, social justice, anti-racist pedagogies, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate art education classes, teaching or contributing to the student teaching seminar, assisting in coordinating part-time faculty to instruct art methods courses for elementary pre-service teachers, advising and mentoring students, establishing and maintaining external relationships with PK-12 public schools, and aiding recruitment efforts. In addition, faculty members are supported as they maintain an active program of research/creative activities and publications and embrace service roles that contribute to the success of the school, university, community, and the field. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching/research across studio and art history programs and other university departments, study abroad courses, and engagement with art museums and other institutions. 

For those with emerging careers and experience in this essential field, we offer a unique learning environment that supports academic and professional growth and leverages school and campus resources that provide mentorship, support, and funding intended to help ensure success and enrich professional development. For those with more experience, in addition to mentorship and support, this position provides an opportunity to take a leading role in this program and to share and advance your vision for its future growth and identity.

Art Education Program Profile
The Art Education Program at Herron has over 60 majors with an active NAEA student organization and innovative community learning programs. Our alumni are active across that state and country and have a growing impact on the field. Herron provides our faculty with a unique academic environment that balances many of the qualities of a smaller, private art school with the resources and opportunities of a larger research university. This creates a professional community where colleagues from all areas of our school are engaged and committed to work that contributes to the advancement of contemporary theory and practice in their fields. This also creates a truly fertile atmosphere where abundant opportunities exist to develop rich, collaborative relationships with faculty from across other academic units, the surrounding urban and rural communities, and the larger professional field.


  • Engage students in practices and dialogue that are relevant within the context of contemporary art
  • Contribute to student recruitment and advising
  • Establish and coordinate practicum experience with community partners
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community and socially engaged practices including community engaged pedagogy
  • Pursue scholarly, creative, and professional research activities
  • Serve and participate in committees and departmental events that contribute to the mission of the School of the University
  • Contribute to the diversity of the school by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field

Education Requirement: Doctoral degree in Art Education (will consider ABD)


  • At least three years teaching experience in K-12 environment
  • University level teaching experience desirable
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices in art education
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from across the school, campus, and community
  • Experience in community-based art education desirable
  • Experience in application of new technologies
  • Ability to effectively mentor undergraduate research
  • Ability to teach in other areas such as Foundation Studies, drawing, or in courses that advance digital applications and technologies
  • Demonstrated achievement at the national/international level in Research/Creative Activities 

In addition to a solid grounding in Art Education, the ideal candidate will have a record of disseminated scholarship in one or more of the following: research; creative activity; teaching; service. Key areas of interest to the department include:

  • Commitment to community and socially engaged practices
  • Identity diversity, social cognitive theory, and inclusivity
  • Interest and knowledge in developing learning experiences for students in community engagement projects
  • A record of contributions to and participation in the broader art education community
  • A strong innovator in the field of Art Education with an established exhibition or publication record

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Professional portfolio (submitted as “Other” on application website) 
  • Samples of student work (submitted as “Other 2” on application website)
  • Research Paper/Publication/Writing Sample
  • Provide a statement that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service has contributed or will contribute to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, considered integral to the institution and the intellectual work of faculty
  • A list of three professional references

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023; open until filled

Applications received by January 15, 2023, will receive priority review. The position will begin in August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and IU offers competitive benefits; information about which can be viewed at https://hr.iu.edu/benefits/neweeo/index.html. 

Application Procedures
Submit application materials at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/15300

About Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. Herron has more than 30 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills, and technical abilities. Herron is fully accredited by NASAD.

For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit https://herron.iupui.edu/.

About the Campus
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of more than two million people, the state’s capitol and a vibrant business, arts museum and cultural community. With 30,000 students from 49 states and 122 countries, and more than 200 academic programs, the campus is among the Top 10 “up and coming” universities in US World and News Report’s ranking, earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the 21st century. IUPUI is committed to serving the need of both non-traditional and traditional students. For more information about IUPUI, visit www.iupui.edu 

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination which includes contact information. 

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Jennifer Fedor (jenfedor@iu.edu) for support.