Open Rank Faculty Position in UTeach Art/Museum Education – University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin invites application for faculty position in Art Education with an emphasis in Museum Education. Rank is open. Professional museum experience is highly desirable.

The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship, comprehensive research university of over 50,000 students that is routinely ranked in the top 50 universities globally by U.S. News and World ReportTimes Higher Education, and the Center for World University Rankings. UT is located in Austin, the capital of Texas, a city justly renowned for its vibrant cultural life and commitment to innovation, in all forms.  Austin is routinely included in top-ten lists of best US cities for new college grads, for young professionals, for future job growth, and for outdoor activities, urban forests, and family friendliness.

The UTeach Art/Art Education, program in the Department of Art and Art History offers BFA and MA degrees. The Art Education program has a historical strength in Museum Education and an outstanding record of professional placement. The Department of Art and Art History is renowned for research excellence and is committed to cultivating a diverse and supportive environment for students and faculty. For further information, please visit us at

The incoming faculty member will provide vision and guidance for the Museum Education curriculum and programming at UT.  The faculty member will have a 2/2 teaching load and will instruct courses in museum education and art education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the Division of UTeach Art/Art Education. The faculty member holding this position will also work closely with students in the Museum Portfolio Program and the Bridging Disciplines Program. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate the museum education graduate track and supervise master’s degree theses and internships. The faculty member is expected to serve on committees at the university, college, and department levels and is required to maintain prominent professional visibility and activity within the field of art education and museum education through scholarly publication and other research or scholarly activities.

Teaching experience in higher education and professional museum education experience preferred. Candidates for this position should ideally hold a terminal degree in Art Education or closely related field. However, candidates with extensive professional experience, and a graduate degree in a related field, are also welcome to apply. Tenured and tenure-track faculty must demonstrate an ongoing record of defining research and/or scholarly production, possess a knowledge of contemporary theories of art and art education, and a demonstrate an on-going commitment to serving diverse populations and working with communities/museums/schools.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package is included.

The Department of Art and Art History encourages applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, the differently-abled, and members of the LGBTQIA community.

To apply, please submit the following items via Interfolio at:

  1. Letter of introduction
  2. Projected purposes and goals for applicant’s future research and publications
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. A list of names and complete contact information of four professional references (no reference letters to be sent at this time, please)

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, though the position will remain open until filled. Please contact search committee chair Christopher Adejumo at with any inquiries about the position.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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