Assistant Professor- Art Education

The Department of Art at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking to hire a faculty member (assistant professor) with a research and teaching emphasis in Art Education, effective September 1st, 2018. The successful candidate will instruct all levels of undergraduate art education, primary and secondary methods courses, and other teaching duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities include supervising adjunct art education faculty, advising art education majors, and the overseeing, mentoring and assessing of the Art Education student-teachers and their placement throughout the local school districts. The position also serves as the liaison between the College of Education and Department of Art. Opportunities to teach graduate level sections of Art Education are possible.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD or EdD in Art Education required. PhD in Art Education preferred. Familiarity with the use of technology for online course instruction and in the secondary classroom is required. Prior teaching experience in the public schools is desirable, but not required. A record of national and or international scholarly and or artistic achievements is required.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO:  Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, a majority of whom are Hispanic and many who are the first in their families to attend college. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University also was recognized recently by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for its institutional vision and abiding commitment to diversity, high quality, curricular innovation, and investment in our community. The institution is proud to be the first national research university to serve a 21st-century student demographic.

The Department of Art is an academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts and consists of 14 faculty members (tenured/tenure-track and full-time) and 450+ majors. As the fourth largest department in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Art offers a BA in Art History, BA in Art Education with Certification, BA in Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture) and BFA in Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture). For more information regarding the Department of Art at UTEP, please visit our website at

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Complete application must include:

  • Cover letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, providing evidence of ongoing research/creative activities
  • Name/ Phone number/E-mail of four current references the search committee can contact
  • 20 images of creative work (as applicable)
  • 20 images of student work
  • Teaching philosophy, examples of applicant’s art education course syllabi and website address if available

Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Vincent Burke

Chair, Art Education Search Committee                                                  

Department of Art                                                                  

Phone: 915-747-5176


Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

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In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.