Assistant Professor in PK-12 Art Education

Job Description


Job Description Summary

Join innovative faculty in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University. We invite applications for a PK-12 art teacher educator at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an individual with expertise in art education and teacher education. Candidates are expected to have: 1) an earned doctorate degree in art education, teacher education, or a related field, with scholarly expertise in art and design education; 2) evidence of successful art teaching experience at the PK-12 level; and 3) a demonstrated record of potential for accomplishment in scholarship. Educators who have an art degree and an interest in practice-based teacher preparation and school-university partnerships are particularly encouraged to apply. We value candidates who can work collaboratively across disciplines, departments, and institutional boundaries and participate in sustained engagement with local PK-12 schools and arts-based organizations. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in art education; develop new courses to advance program delivery; work collaboratively to implement a practice-based teacher preparation program; advise post-baccalaureate art education students; serve as a liaison with the Department of Art and Art History; maintain active agenda of research and creative activity; collaborate to write grants; and engage in innovative program design.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate degree in art education, teacher education or a related field. Applicants with ABD status will be considered if completion is anticipated by August 15, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment begins August 2021. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a substantial benefits package.

To complete the application, candidates should upload a cover letter that describes their interest in the position, teaching experience, and research interest; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a diversity statement; a URL link to a portfolio of artworks (work sample); and transcripts (unofficial). Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.

Formal review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Ji-Eun Lee, Search Committee Chair, at

School/College & Department/Program Summary

The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) is home to over 50 tenured and tenure track faculty members. Pawley Hall, our academic home, is an excellent facility with space for field experiences, classrooms, meeting areas, collaborative space, and individual office space for each faculty member. We are committed to excellent teaching, innovative curriculum, individual and collaborative research, social justice, and community engagement. Ours is a shared governance environment that values faculty voice. Faculty members have leading roles on campus, in the local area, across the state of Michigan, and nationally.

Oakland University Standard Language

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.