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Assistant Professor of Art (Art Education)

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Posting Details


Position Title Assistant Professor of Art (Art Education)
Posting Number F00151
Posting date 09/12/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Tenure Track
Position Purpose

Job responsibilities include teaching 24 credit hours per year with a sequence of four courses for art education majors, fine arts for the BELL Core, and potentially contributing to the Department of Art’s foundation courses. This position also will supervise classroom observations and field placements for art student teachers.

Job Functions

Job Function

Teach 24 credit hours per year, including a sequence of four courses for art education majors, fine arts for the BELL Core, and potentially contribute to the Department of Art’s foundational courses.

Job Function

Supervise classroom observations and field placements for art student teachers.

Job Function

Advise and mentor students.

Job Function

Provide leadership for continued growth of the award-winning BFA program in Art Education through involvement with state/national organizations like TAEA and NAEA.

Job Function

Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Job Function

Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the Department of Art.

Job Function

Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.

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Participate in accreditation processes for NASAD (Art) and CAEP (Art Education), as well as attend regular meetings of the Teacher Education Committee at Belmont.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Thorough knowledge of contemporary, comprehensive art education practices.

Evidence of scholarly and professional activities in art education.

Commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction.

Ability to work collaboratively with state/national art education organizations and building community relationships.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Dedication to the requirements of maintaining a successful applied art education program.

Ability to mentor, motivate, advise, instruct, and evaluate students in all the degrees offered by the Department of Art.

Demonstrated commitment to student recruitment and retention.

Ability to successfully interact in a professional manner with students, other educators and educational institutional representatives, and the general public.

Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems for student records.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


A successful record of K-12 and college teaching, with a minimum of 2-3 years of collegiate teaching experience preferred.


Ph.D. in Art Education

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at
Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, a list of three professional references with contact information, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statement in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin October 18 and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1