Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion
Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor. This is a renewable, full-time non-tenure-track 10 month faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
• teach graduate level arts integration and arts infusion courses in the Master’s and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration Programs
• graduate student advising
• direct and oversee Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion program, including curriculum development and assessment, program marketing, budget management, student, staff and faculty recruitment, advocate for arts in education
• terminal degree in art, music, theatre, or dance, with record of expertise in K-12 education OR terminal degree in education with expertise in the arts or arts integration, ABD or MFA degree in progress considered but completion of all degree work required by September 1, 2014
• evidence of leadership in program innovation, development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum
• demonstrated excellence in teaching in a community-based, K-12, or university context
• evidence of successful experience with creating and fostering community and collaborative partnerships
• substantive record of scholarship, teaching and/or creative production reflective of a multidisciplinary, community-based focus
• demonstrated ability to work collaboratively at multiple levels (national, statewide, local) and with a diverse range of participants
• excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
• minimum of two years successful university teaching and experience with K-12 populations preferred
• demonstrated record of grant writing and awards for teaching support, research and/or creative work preferred
Elaborating on arts integration, the newly created Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion Program at Towson University uses arts and non-arts knowledge as a multidisciplinary tool for integrated study of issues, problem solving and decision making in a climate of inquiry. Primary constituencies include artists, educators, and school administrators. Secondary constituencies include business leaders, entrepreneurial philanthropists, health and wellness specialists, cultural ambassadors, and leaders in marketing and promotion, and urban and civic development and government. Students learn to infuse their work with skills and techniques of the arts disciplines, and to be collaborators equipped to lead innovation in teaching, learning and school reform.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of completed applications begins February 2014 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins August 2014. Curriculum vitae, letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of research/creative activity, official graduate transcript/s and three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. Email materials to: email@example.com
Send required materials to:
Dean’s Office – COFAC
Center for the Arts 3001
Attn: MAIAI Search Committee
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.