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Instructor of Art Education

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of Art + Design

Position Title and Appointment: We are seeking a colleague for a 9-month Unit B (full-time, non-tenure track) position for the Art Education Program in the Department of Art + Design at Eastern Illinois University. This position is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for renewal.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will assist in teaching Art Education coursework at the undergraduate level, including elementary and secondary methods and studio- focused Art Education courses, and may assist with other departmental and program duties. Additional duties may include assisting with annual workshops and conferences hosted by EIU’s Department of Art + Design.

Our colleague will also continue to forge positive relationships with public schools in the surrounding areas and across the state, and work with art teachers to initiate teaching and learning opportunities for undergraduate Art Education students.

Faculty are expected to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into their teaching and engagement with students and colleagues. Our colleague should also demonstrate high-level scholarship, incorporating current topics into courses and the broader educational experience.

The candidate is expected to teach a variety of classes with a 3/3 load. The specific teaching assignments are dependent on departmental needs and individual expertise.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates possessing a terminal degree (Ph.D or Ed.D) are preferred, however an MA in Art Education with relevant experience will be considered. Competitive candidates must demonstrate evidence of an established record of scholarly work and research; commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion; teaching experience in higher education, including teaching online; effective multi-modal communication; and engagement in professional organizations. In addition, experience with teaching methods at the elementary and secondary level is preferred.

The Department and Program: The Art Education program, along with the programs of graphic design, 2D studio, 3D studio, art history, and fashion merchandising compose the Department of Art + Design. The Department is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest of the four colleges at EIU. EIU provides both undergraduate and Master learners with programs in Art Education.

The Department of Art + Design is located in the state-of-the-art Doudna Fine Arts Center located at the center of Eastern Illinois University’s campus.   In addition to incredible teaching studios and the Glen

Hild Student Gallery within the Doudna Fine Arts Center, students, faculty and community may revel in the national exhibits curated at The Tarble Arts Center

The Department consists of 15 faculty members, department chair, and administrative support staff. The Department of Art + Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Salary and Benefits: Salary is negotiable and is commensurate with training and experience. EIU offers diverse benefits, contributing to retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. To learn more about these benefits, please visit:

 Application Process: To apply for this position, all application materials must be submitted to Interfolio at

All applications must contain the following: (1) Letter of application, (2) Full curriculum vitae, (3) Contact information for three references including phone number, mailing address, and email address, and (4) Statement of career goals (limit of 5 pages) including a teaching philosophy, research agenda, and perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for a successful candidate is August 2024.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr. Brad Olson, Search Committee Chair, at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.


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