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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Art Education

The Department of Visual Arts in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton is seeking a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Art Education beginning in the Fall 2019.  The department strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research/creative activities, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. 

The Department
The Department of Visual Arts serves approximately 1,600 undergraduate art majors and 60 graduate students, with 34 full-time faculty and 70+ lecturer faculty.  The department offers a BA in Art and BFA in Art with 13 areas of concentration, in addition to an MA and MFA in Art with 9 areas of concentration.  CSUF is located about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County and offers a full range of fine arts and professional programs including a nationally recognized art gallery located in the Visual Arts complex and the Grand Central Art Center, a 45,000 sq. ft. graduate studio/residence/exhibition facility located 15 minutes from campus.  The Department of Visual Arts at California State University, Fullerton, is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  For more information about the Department of Visual Arts and the College of the Arts, please refer to the website

The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are to teach all level of courses in the theories and practices of art education to students in the Bachelor of Arts Education program and others interested in the field. This position requires expanding and developing new course materials; demonstrated familiarity with research methodologies in art education pedagogy; demonstrated familiarity with and application of new technologies in teaching art education; demonstrated aptitude to address the needs of a student population of great diversity in cultural background, age, ethnicity, and academic preparation. This position requires thorough knowledge of single-subject credentialing requirements for elementary and secondary art teachers and the new California Visual and Performing Arts Framework and Content Standards.  Successful candidates will have command of image making and visual exploration using traditional and electronic media as well as a demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues in a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environment. Additionally, this position includes on-site supervision of single subject credential candidates in visual art and will travel to school sites where student teachers have been placed; attending Performance Assessment for California Teachers overview sessions; observing and submitting observation reports for student teachers/interns; guiding student teachers regarding the timing of their Teacher Performance Assessment Exams; mediating and facilitating communication between student teachers and mentor teachers; attending supervisor/mentor teacher trainings or professional development workshops offered through the Single Subject Credential Program.  Duties for this positions also include: engaging in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.  Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to Department and University committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader disciplinary community.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Appointment Date
August 2019

Rank and Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, based on availability of openings, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Application Procedures
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10869BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Cover letter relating your experience to the required qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. A statement about your teaching experiences, successes, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and community.
  6. Teaching portfolio (from the past 5-years) such as essays, articles, publications, assignments, and course syllabi related to a record of developing and advancing the curriculum within the Arts Education Area. If directly related to your scholarly research, include images of studio-based media/artistic productions.
  7. Digital portfolio of 20 examples of student work that demonstrates teaching effectiveness and the candidate’s ability to teach technical and conceptual approaches within art education and across disciplines. This should include evidence of how student examples relate to course assignments and their advanced understanding of image making and visual exploration using traditional and electronic media.

The finalists for this position will be contacted by the Search Committee to submit:

  1. Three current and signed professional letters of recommendations to be uploaded by the recommenders thru the on-line recruitment system (see instructions below).
  2. Official academic transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
  3. Additional material may be required of applicants.

For finalists only:  On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references that will provide a confidential letter of reference for you. This can be different from your list of three professional references.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at, with the subject line “Art Education Search” or call 657-278-3256.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately.  All applications received by January 17, 2019, are assured full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.  Multiple positions maybe hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19