Art Education: Tenure Track Faculty - California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, CA

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017


Department:    Art
Emphasis: Art Education
Faculty Hire Number:  18-43



Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:     Assistant Professor
Salary:   Dependent upon qualifications



About the University:

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise and through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College:

Comprised of the Departments of Art; Cinema and Television Arts; Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theater, The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

About the Department:

The Department of Art at CSUN has over 900 students majoring in Art, 22 full-time faculty, and 60+ part-time faculty and offers a B.A. degree in Art and M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Visual Arts.

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community, including women, members of traditionally underserved groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Ph.D, or Ed.D. in art education or related field required from and accredited institution. Terminal degree required by date of hire. Strong studio commitment required Applicants must demonstrate commitment, ability and experience in working, teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Art teaching credential required, K-12 credential preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in K-12 public school teaching required; more preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of foundation art skills, interdisciplinary content, issues-based art education, and standards-based teacher preparation practice; experience teaching in a studio-based program preferred.


Teach pre-service teachers in the single-subject credential program in art, multiple-subject credential and early childhood programs. Collaboration with art education faculty in an interdisciplinary, studio-based art education program. Provide leadership in curriculum development, and credential preparation. Advise undergraduate majors, supervise single subject credential candidates, participate in committee work at department, college and university levels, act as liaison with other appropriate sectors of the campus responsible for teacher education and with the Pre K-12 community. Demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional memberships and research activities in the field. This position involves working within an undergraduate liberal arts setting with a highly diverse student population. Note that teaching may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate, including courses in the general education curriculum.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedures ( - digital upload for the following):

1. A cover letter of application addressing the above qualifications.
2. A complete and current curriculum vitae.
3. 1 Page statement of teaching philosophy.
4. Minimum 20 labeled digital slides (image size: 150 ppi or 3 mb each) of own and
    student work (clearly marked for each); see below re video clips and digital
    application process.

5. Three current letters of reference, including addresses, phone numbers and emails
    (digital and hard copy required).
6. S.A.S.E. for guaranteed return of hard-copy support materials.

Video: (Brief) Video clips should be submitted via a link in your application documents for YouTube or Vimeo.



How to Apply (Digital):

This institution is using Interfolio¹s By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

Hard Copy Letters of Recommendation should be addressed and sent to:          

Art Education Search and Screen Committee
Department of Art
California State University, Northridge 
18111 Nordhoff St. 
Northridge, CA 91330-8300


*Note: In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of 
 terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at (818) 677-2101.