Utah State University

Assistant Professor of Art Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/27/2024 4:57 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Caine College of the Arts
Art & Design
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University’s Art + Design Department is seeking a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art Education. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of teaching within a K-12 curriculum (or extensive, related experiences teaching these age groups), experience teaching in a university setting, and demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and student success. The position is defined as 50% teaching, 40% research/creative activity, 10% service. 


This is a tenure-track position beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year anticipated to start in August 2024.


  • Teaching load to include: 
    • Secondary Arts Methods
    • Clinical Experience in Teaching
    • Student Teaching Supervision
    • Elementary Art Methods
    • Other art foundation courses as appropriate to department needs
  • Supervise student teaching and clinical field experiences, including regular contact with both the students and the mentor teachers.
  • Participate in the annual portfolio review of BFA Art Education students. 
  • Mentor undergraduate student projects and grants (research, creative, and/or pedagogical). 
  • Student advising.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.
  • Create and produce creative activity/research to remain current in the profession. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in art education, or MFA art with substantial K-12 education background/experience. 
  • Experience teaching art with students grades K-12, preferably in public or private schools. 
  • Be well-versed in contemporary pedagogical issues and practices related to school-based art teaching.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel locally/regionally to supervise pre-service student teachers.
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (BCI/FBI). 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in art education or MFA with a MED
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience at the university level. 
  • Demonstrated passion and dedication to student success.
  • Valid teacher certification/licensure in art (K-12) and working knowledge of state licensing requirements, curriculum standards, and resources. 
  • Experience supervising and providing evidence-based, constructive feedback to pre-service student teachers. 
  • Experience advising/mentoring undergraduate students, especially original undergraduate research, creative projects, and educational initiatives. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Cover Letter (no more than three pages) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application. Please address how you fit the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  3. Unofficial transcripts for all degrees and institutions attended to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”. Official copies required before hiring.
  4. Name and contact information of three professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile. Please include their name, title/institution, phone number, and email address. The committee will contact your references if you are a finalist for the position.
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy including 10-15 images of student work in PDF format to be uploaded at the following link: bit.ly/42Q6UwT
  6. Applicants will submit one or both of the options below to the following link: https://bit.ly/3uQxwkL.
    1. 10-15 images of individual, professional work. Image files should be labeled with the following the naming convention: “[Ind]_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[photo number]”.
    2. One writing sample with a maximum length of 25 pages or 10,000 words. The file should be labeled with the following the naming convention: “[Ind]_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[Writing Sample]”.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Art + Design Department

Housed in the Caine College of the Arts at USU and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Department of Art + Design has a century-long history and a suite of well-established and highly regarded programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. (Please see ://cca.usu.edu/art/ for a complete listing of all academic programs in the department and their curricula.) The department features approximately twelve exhibitions a year in the beautifully remodeled Tippetts and Eccles Galleries; this includes a national juried exhibition for current BFA and MFA students. The department also works closely with the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art to engage students from across the university in arts programming. In addition to programs on the Logan Campus, the department has faculty on the USU Eastern campuses in Price and Blanding, Utah, and delivers courses by electronic and hybrid instructional systems to USU’s six other regional campuses and numerous county centers around the state.


Utah State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). 


Caine College of the Arts

The Caine College of the Arts (CCA) seeks to make the arts more visible, more innovative, and more fully integrated into the intellectual life of Utah State University and the communities it serves. The CCA is a collaborative community, representing the collective strengths and voices of the arts and it acts as a conduit for connecting people and programs. The CCA offers a visiting artist program that brings important artists, designers, and scholars to campus, is home to award-winning faculty, features a world-class performance hall, offers internships with prominent artists and designers, and operates several international study opportunities. The College houses the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts, and is closely affiliated with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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