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The Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. The successful candidate will be a field-shaping arts educator whose expertise in social justice-oriented arts teacher development centers on critical, interdisciplinary approaches to working at the intersections of social identities such as race, gender, languages, social class, and sexuality with a view to enhancing equity in classrooms, schools, and communities.
Strong candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and students from a wide range of cultural, disciplinary, and academic backgrounds. The strongest candidates will have an established record of scholarship (commensurate with their career stage) that demonstrates conscientious and innovative ways of positioning the arts as ways of knowing in authentic learning settings, rigorous backgrounds in aesthetic based research methodologies, and success or promise in establishing a rich program of research. Successful candidates will contribute to the department's mission of dismantling injustices in education and challenging systems and structures of oppression by examining critical dimensions of arts learning creating pathways for addressing oppressive educational processes and advancing equity.
This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a target start date of August 2023. Applicants must have earned a doctorate before the start date in education with prior study in arts education, dance education, theater education, or a related field. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.
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Establish and build upon a strong Arts Education research agenda as it relates to equity and social justice
Establish (or demonstrated potential to establish) record of externally funded projects
Teaching and Advising (40%)
Teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Faculty adviser, primarily in the Arts in Education program area, of Ph.D., M.A., and M.Ed. Initial Licensure and Professional Studies students
Expected load of four courses per academic year with possible summer teaching opportunities available
Provide leadership in program area, department, college, and university activities, including service on internal committees and relevant professional organizations (state and national)
Participate in community service and/or other outreach and public engagement activities
Earned doctorate in education
K-12 Teaching licenses/credentials (current or expired) in multiple arts content areas (e.g., Visual Arts, and Theater, and Dance)
Teacher of record in K-12 classrooms for at least three years
Knowledge of and commitment to furthering the broad scholarly field of performing and visual arts education
Experience teaching graduate-level equity and justice-oriented courses in arts education contexts (e.g., for post baccalaureate dance, theater, visual arts M.Ed. students)
Evidence of or potential for a strong research record (publication and procuring external funding) commensurate with their career stage
Evidence of commitment to teaching, research, and collaborating with K-12 schools and community-based arts organizations
Knowledge and experience with multiple aesthetic-based theoretical traditions, perspectives, and research methodologies (e.g., Arts Based Educational Research [ABER], Narrative Inquiry)
Internal Number: 351655
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