University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Art Education and Art Education Area Coordinator

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Art and Art History
Assistant Professor of Art Education and Art Education Area Coordinator
Position ID: F00377P
Link to Apply:

Job Summary
The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts, at the University of Texas at Arlington, seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Art Education and Area Coordinator of Art Education, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Position Description
Teaching specializations:  Our Art Education area offers the BFA degree in Art with Teacher Certification for grades K-12 (all level certification). It is a large program serving over 70 students. Applicants need to be qualified to teach undergraduates within Art Education and able to manage the program as the Interim Area Coordinator. Excellent communication with students, and other faculty members and colleagues across applicable areas of the university is paramount to success in this faculty role. 

The successful applicant will serve as Art Education Area Coordinator. The faculty member will participate in student advising and mentoring activities, adjunct faculty mentoring and supervision for the Art Education area, facilities maintenance for Art Education spaces, and budgeting for the Art Education area in consultation with the Department Chair. 

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Candidate must be well trained within the field of Art Education. They will teach undergraduate courses in education methods for art majors; develop curriculum for courses and the program as needed within the time of this appointment; and oversee the work of the students as they work through the program and their student teaching placements. The successful applicant will have responsibility for academic advising of undergraduate students in the Art Education program; act as an advisor for their student organization; supervise any adjunct Art Education colleagues; supervise student teaching; work closely with the College of Education; and take an active interest in the appropriate state and national Art Education Associations (e.g., TAEA and NAEA).

Required qualifications 

  • A terminal degree (Ed.D./Ph.D.) in Art Education
  • University level teaching experience
  • Experience supervising student teachers in their K-12 placements during an Art Education certification program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conceptual and pedagogical principles and strategies applied within Art Education
  • Ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in education methods for art majors
  • Expertise in relevant media / materials / software for delivering the curriculum
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Effective two (2) years of teaching experience in Art Education courses at the university level
  • Knowledge of the National Visual Arts Education Standards
  • Expert user and instructor of applicable software and media / materials instruction engaged with current trends, and grounded in concepts, principles, and practices of Art Education pedagogy and instruction methods
  • Ability to develop a curriculum and propose special topics courses that would enhance the academic goals of the Art Education program
  • Knowledgeable in and able to supervise an Art Education program area
  • Excellent record of active participation in professional organizations
  • Manage and mentor area faculty (adjunct)
  • Manage area budget and curriculum for each academic term
  • Manage / Conduct Concentration Portfolio Reviews
  • Coordinate area needs with the Department Chair
  • Handle area student grievance issues / procedures
  • Construct / nurture regionally competitive curriculum and program

University Information
Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. With an enrollment of approximately 48,000 students, UT Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas and the second largest in the UT System. In 2021, UTA’s combination of outstanding academics and innovative research contributed to its reaffirmation as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and its designation as a Texas Tier One institution, two significant milestones of excellence. Further, the University also received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic Serving-Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and has the

third-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report (2022). UT Arlington’s approximately 250,000 alumni occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas and contribute to the University’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department Information
The Department of Art and Art History at University of Texas at Arlington is located in the City of Arlington in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has an ethnically diverse population and excellent cultural facilities. The Metroplex is home to several major internationally recognized museums and galleries (e.g., Kimbell Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum-Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art). There are many ISDs represented within the DFW Metroplex with many of our Art Education alumni employed in K-12 teaching positions across many of those school districts.

The Art & Art History Department has over 800 undergraduate students within our 11 programs, and more than two dozen MFA students across four graduate pathways. There are 69 Department faculty presently (24 Tenured / Tenure-Track faculty and 45 Non-Tenure Track faculty), with 13 staff, and 19 GTAs in the Department. We are a NASAD and SAC accredited Department of Art & Art History. To find out more about us, please visit: 

Candidates should be aware of the UTA strategic plan and how we can develop cultural initiatives that will maximize our geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural presence to enhance our worldwide community partnerships. 

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply, applicants should go to and submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a research statement 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) names and contact information of three professional references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions may be addressed to: Assistant Professor Bryan Florentin (email: ) 

For more information about UTA, please visit:

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.