Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term in Art Education – East Lansing, MI

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term in Art Education

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term in Art Education

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors and instructors in the field of Art Education. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy and could begin as early as August 16, 2022 with formal instruction beginning on August 31, 2022

The Art Education Program at MSU is in transition, and successful candidates will have a voice in its redesign, working closely with both the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Art, Art History and Design. Education in visual art across all ages is a tool to allow those whose voices are rarely heard, a chance to speak and to be seen. We will be establishing ties to underserved art communities across the state of MI, rethinking and reimagining curriculum and pushing the boundaries of what Art Education can be. Our successful candidate will exhibit intellectual flexibility, a capacity to work across departments and modes of intellectual inquiry and a profound commitment to classroom teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Art Education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • BA in Art Education or equivalent required.
  • Teaching Certificate and Experience teaching art at the K-12 level required.

Desired Qualifications

  • MA, MFA, or PhD in Art Education or related field desired.
  • Experience teaching at the college level desired

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:
a) a cover letter;
b) current curriculum vitae and portfolio;
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications, including past course experience and sample syllabi;
d) portfolio of student work of up to 20 images
e) a one-page summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
f) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 6/22/2022. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting # 789445.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Karin Zitzewitz at [email protected]. For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.  

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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