Assistant Professor of Art Education

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Arts and Architecture
School of Visual Arts


School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University ( seeks an Assistant Professor of Art Education who is expanding possibilities of research and pedagogy in art education. This is a full-time (nine-month), tenure-track position. Ph.D. or Ed.D. required. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional and scholarly activity through an active and highly visible research agenda that includes publications and presentations, leadership in advocacy roles, and a potential for securing external funding. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate successful experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate art education students, and experience teaching in PreK-12 schools, community-based organizations, or cultural institutions. In addition, the successful candidate should expect to balance a robust research agenda with teaching and leadership in university, national, and international service. Moreover, the successful candidate would contribute to the program’s collective values of sensitivity to equity and inclusion and its mission of social responsibility. The Art Education Program’s current focus is on intersections among and transdisciplinary approaches to visual culture, childhood and youth studies, digital and mobile studies, feminist and critical pedagogies, critical race theory, histories of art education, curriculum studies, disability studies, environmental studies, cultural and diaspora studies, art teacher education, studio experience, arts-based research, and contemporary theories. This position will start August 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Screening will begin January 15, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications should be completed online ( and include a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of three referees. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a teaching portfolio and up to two publications online to The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public research university that educates students and improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. The School of Visual Arts offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Associate Professor Wanda Knight (

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088