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Assistant Professor

Company: Clayton State University
Location: valdosta
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Assistant Professor (Art and Design - Art Education)

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The Department of Art & Design in the College of the Arts seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2021. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidates area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department of Art & Design offers four comprehensive undergraduate degree programs and opportunities designed to prepare students for professional involvement in a 21st century environment. In addition to traditional studio programs such as Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture, the department also offers instruction in Photography (traditional & digital), Art Education, Interior Design, Art History, and electronic media such as Graphic Design and Web Design. Twenty-one dedicated art faculty-mentors provide a dynamic and challenging learning experience to over 200 undergraduate majors in the department. Studio facilities, equipment & technologies are constantly upgraded, affording our students the most current experiences in the classroom and studio environment. VSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information, please visit

For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Mackh, Department Head, via email at or phone 229-333-5835.


Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in art education, supervising student teachers, and possibly teaching courses supporting the degree program and general education curriculum; program and curriculum development; assist with program assessment/accreditation; student mentoring; maintaining scholarly productivity; and participation on department, college, and university committees.

Typical Allocation of Duties:

Teaching and scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.

Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Art Education or Visual Studies (Ph.D. or Ed.D) by appointment date;
  • A minimum of 3 years' teaching experience at preK-12 level;
  • Experience with placing and supervising student teacher candidates, field experience, and/or clinical practice;
  • Working knowledge of art education content and pedagogy assessments;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Active professional record ofresearch;
  • Ability to integrate technology into the traditional practice of Art Education;
  • Experience with recruitment and retention;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant's career stage;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education;
  • Participation in professional art education organizations at the state and nationallevels;
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems;
  • Experience with community-based art education and outreach, visual culture, multicultural education and educational equity, arts-based educational research, and/or instructional technology;
  • Experience coordinating and art education program.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Other Information

VSU reserves the right to:

  • Check references at any point during the search process
  • Shut down a posting without additional notification.

Keywords: Clayton State University, Valdosta , Assistant Professor, Other , valdosta, Georgia

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