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Assistant Professor of Art Education/ Art Education Credential Coordinator

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/09/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Art Education/ Art Education Credential Coordinator

Job No: 519824
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Art Education/Art Education Credential Coordinator
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of application to begin November 15, 2022. Position open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).

College of the Arts
School of Art

The Art Education Program in the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach is amongst the premier art educator preparation programs in the state, preparing art teachers to teach through a social justice lens and promote equity and excellence in art education in the state's public-school systems. The School of Art is dedicated to its mission of creating a comprehensive art school experience within the context of a large publicly funded state university. At the undergraduate level, we provide a diverse population of over 1,900 aspiring artists, art historians and art teachers with access to affordable, quality education combining a broad-based liberal arts collegiate experience with a firm historical, theoretical, and foundational art curriculum. At the graduate level, our degree programs are designed with a dual emphasis on tailoring programs of study to individual students while fostering shared experience among a community of graduate students. Our faculty is committed to the belief that an education in the visual arts and related scholarship can be grounded in tradition while geared toward innovation; can foster both discipline-centered and interdisciplinary activity and discourse; and can achieve a fusion of informed dialogue, practice, and production.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education or Education with a related focus. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the terminal degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Demonstrated potential to teach undergraduate courses in art education
  • Demonstrated commitment to preparing future teachers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to work in diverse K-12 urban classrooms
  • Demonstrated teaching experience(s) at the K-12 level
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring and working effectively with first-generation and underrepresented undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities in art education or related fields.
  • Demonstrated understanding of California teaching credential
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in Art Education Curriculum and Instruction in teacher preparation
  • Familiarity with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for the Single Subject Art Education Credential
  • At least three years of demonstrated successful K-12 public school teaching in ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban settings
  • Demonstrate ability to advance the program's mission to prepare diverse educators who promote social justice, and can meet the needs of students in ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban schools.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate courses at the college level
  • An earned K-12 public school teaching credential
  • A record of peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and/or creative activities

  • Teach credential courses, undergraduate, and graduate/post-baccalaureate including courses in Art Education. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state requirements for Single Subject Art Teaching Credential, and inform School of Art Director, Undergraduate Advising and Art Education faculty teaching Single Subject Art courses of all changes in the credential program
  • Work with area school district and public-school professionals to coordinate placement of art student teachers and assign supervisors
  • Develop and maintain an active research, scholarly, and creative activities agenda in art education or related fields leading to presentations and publications
  • Actively engage in program-related service activities such as curriculum design, cross-departmental, college collaborative projects, and student engagement activities
  • Participate in service and faculty governance through department, college, and university committees.
  • Advise credential students for advancement and completion
  • Serve as program lead on a rotating basis

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Unofficial copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the K-12, post-secondary and/or professional levels (i.e., course evaluations)
  • Proof of a teaching credential, if applicable
  • One (1) example of curriculum design from a K-12 or undergraduate-level art program, including descriptions for the art education courses
  • Four to six (4-6) photographs of applicant's artwork
  • One to two (1-2) photographs of student work (K-12 or undergraduate level)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Brian Trimble, Chair, Art Education Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
School of Art
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-3501

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A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.