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Herron faculty and staff hold important, unique roles at the university. While preparing students for rewarding careers in art and design, they hold equally rewarding positions as professors, instructors, fellows, and support staff.

We encourage you to apply.

Art Education Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor

Position summary

Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Art Education with a passion for teaching, the potential to take a leading role in an established BAE program, and demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban communities and schools. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

The position has a dual appointment with the IUPUI School of Education where faculty are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate art education classes, teaching and assisting with the student teaching seminar, teaching and coordinating adjuncts to instruct art methods courses for elementary pre-service teachers, advising and mentoring students, establishing and maintaining external relationships with PK-12 public schools, and assisting in recruitment efforts. In addition, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research/creative activities and publications, and provide service to the department, school, and university community. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching/research across art programs and university departments, study abroad courses, and art museums. The Art Education Program at Herron has over 60 majors with an active NAEA student organization and innovative community learning programs.

Required qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Art Education (will consider ABD)
  • Three years teaching experience in K-12 environment
  • University level teaching experience desirable
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices in art education

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in community-based art education desirable
  • Experience in application of new technologies, and visual culture desirable.

Applicants should submit

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Sample of student work
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Department contact for questions

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Laura Kernodle at lfklopp@iu.edu well in advance.

Close date

12/31/2019

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Ceramics/Interdisciplinary Studio Practice Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor

Position summary

Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Studio Art (Ceramics) with the potential to take a leading role in an established program. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have experience in sculptural and wheel-throwing processes, demonstrated knowledge of clay and glaze and experience firing electric and gas kilns, as well as in one or more of the following areas: digital 3-D software and output methods, kiln formed glass or other craft-based practices, installation, performance, and/or design. Applicants should have a strong ability to teach with ceramics as a creative and integrative practice and should be able to contribute to shared or intersecting areas of expertise in other areas of the school and campus.

Herron School of Art and Design views Ceramics as an evolving creative practice that transcends traditional disciplinary and media boundaries. Students in the program employ both traditional processes and an array of emerging and innovative approaches including digital and time-based applications. They create content with the intent of conveying specific meaning and messages while developing skills for professional practice in the arts, education, and industry.

Required qualifications

  • MFA with Studio Art emphasis in Ceramics and demonstrated professional achievement in the field
  • Two years full-time college level teaching experience in Ceramics, Sculpture or 3D Studio Art or professional experience directly relevant to the position
  • Evidence of in-depth experience in hand-building, sculptural, and wheel throwing processes
  • Substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: practices that explore contemporary craft, public art, social practices, installation, performance, digital ceramics, and/or other emerging practices
  • Thorough knowledge of clay, glaze, and kiln technology

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to teach ceramics as a creative and integrative practice that spans multiple media, at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Solid understanding of the history of ceramics, crafts, and the arts
  • Interest in contributing to shared or intersecting areas of practice throughout the Herron School of Art and Design and across the IUPUI campus
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in service to the program, the school, and the university
  • Established record which could include exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
  • Experience with civic engagement and potential for developing curriculum working with organizations, businesses, and community partners

Applicants should submit

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Sample of student work (list under "other")
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Department contact for questions

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Laura Kernodle at lfklopp@iu.edu well in advance.

Close date

12/31/2019

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Clinical Assistant Professor in Art Therapy (non-tenure track)

Position summary

Responsibilities include coordination of art therapy clinical internship placements within healthcare facilities; individual and group instruction to graduate art therapy students; direct observation and program development in support of graduate student interns and partner facilities; maintenance and updates of field manuals and field placement forms for internship placements; orientation for incoming graduate students; ongoing clinical and administrative supervision and troubleshooting of field placement collaborators and student needs; teaching load of 12-15 credit hours each academic year; participate in review of curriculum design and collaborate with area colleagues in advancing curriculum within the Art Therapy Program; community networking to seek out, establish and maintain relationships with clinical and educational facilities in the creation and maintenance of practicum/internship opportunities for students; provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of strength and needs for improvement; committee service for department/school/university; professional service; and assisting in recruitment efforts. In addition, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research/creative activities and publications, and provide service to the department, school, and university community. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching/research across programs and university departments and study abroad courses. The art therapy program at Herron has a maximum of 24 majors.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s in art therapy and clinical experience
  • Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist credential required (ATR-BC)
  • State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling with eligibility for Indiana Licensure upon recruitment
  • Art Therapy Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities within the Art Therapy field

Applicants should submit

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of successful teaching and/or professional practice
  • Examples of published research, if available
  • At least 3 references (references will be notified by email with directions on how to electronically submit letters to Herron School of Art and Design)

Department contact for questions

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Laura Kernodle at lfklopp@iu.edu well in advance.

For best consideration date

12/31/2019

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Interdisciplinary Visual Art/Design faculty position

Position summary

Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track or lecturer faculty position at the rank of assistant professor or lecturer with expertise in new, emerging, or convergent technologies as well as the ability to engage students in art and design using traditional and digital capacities. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must be actively engaged in the exploration of emerging technologies and their structural, social, and cultural impact on art/design practices. We are seeking an individual interested in expanding these practices through the integration of and experimentation with emerging technologies, tools, and processes. Applicants should have a strong ability to teach as an artist/designer with experience in its application to other art and design disciplines. Teaching expertise within their discipline as a creative and integrative practice and the ability to contribute to shared or intersecting areas of expertise in other areas of the school and campus is a plus.

Herron views art and design as evolving creative practices that can transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and are broadly defined by purpose rather than by media alone. Students in the school employ creative approaches that bridge both traditional and cutting-edge methods and media. They create content with the intent of conveying specific meaning and messages while developing skills for professional practice in the arts, education, and diverse design disciplines. Herron strives to produce artists and designers who will approach their work in innovative ways both in commercial and artistic spheres. The ideal candidate will possess a varied breadth of knowledge and expertise in established and emerging applications of technology within the context of art and design disciplines. Areas of strength could include content structures that are, diverse such as visual narrative, informational or interpretive, interactive (digitally-interactive or physically-interactive systems and communication architectures), within formats that range from 2D works and 3D objects, to screens and virtual spaces, or environments (both analog and digital).

Required qualifications

  • MFA in studio arts or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant field
  • Tenure-line position: Three or more years of college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantship or professional experience directly relevant to the position
  • Lecturer position: One year of college-level teaching relevant to the position
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: digital media, practice that explores contemporary art, industrial design, installation, performance, and/or design
  • Ability to teach digital media as a creative and integrative practice that spans multiple media, at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Commitment to teaching students from foundations to graduate level
  • Tenure-line position: Distinguished and active interdisciplinary practice in their research and teaching
  • Lecturer position: Excellence and scholarship in teaching

Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in contributing to shared or intersecting areas of practice throughout the Herron School of Art and Design and the IUPUI campus
  • Established record of exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
  • Experience with civic engagement or potential for working with organizations or contexts beyond the academic institution

Applicants should submit

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Sample of student work (list under “Other”)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Department contact for questions

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Laura Kernodle at lfklopp@iu.edu well in advance.

For best consideration date

12/31/2019

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