Towson University – Program Director/Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor

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TOWSON UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS & COMMUNICATION
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS INFUSION

POSITION: Program Director/Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor

APPOINTMENT: This is a 10 month appointment

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Program administration, including marketing, recruiting students and hiring faculty
. Strategic leadership
. Fiscal leadership
. Teaching graduate level arts integration and arts infusion courses for both the Masters and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in AI Programs
. Graduate student advising
. Advocacy for arts in education
. Staffing
. Curriculum development and assessment

The successful candidate will report directly to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts & Communication.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

A terminal degree in art, music, theatre, or dance, with record of expertise in K-12 education; (OR) a terminal degree in education with expertise in the arts or arts integration.

Evidence of leadership in program innovation, development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum. Evidence of successful experience with creating and fostering community and collaborative partnerships.

The successful candidate will have a substantive record of scholarship, teaching and/or creative production that is reflective of a multidisciplinary, community-based focus. Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills are essential.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively at multiple levels (national, statewide, local) and with a diverse range of participants.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a community-based, K-12, or university context.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of two years successful university teaching and experience with K-12 populations.

Demonstrated record of awarded grant writing to support teaching, research and/or creative work.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion (MAIAI) is a newly developed program that exemplifies Towson University’s commitment to innovation in teacher education. Graduates will be collaborators equipped to lead innovation in teaching, learning and school reform. The arts create innovators, build the creative class and bridge communities in new paradigms for action. The primary constituencies are artists, educators and school administrators. The broader context of this degree embraces a larger population of learners within the diverse community of business leaders and visionaries, entrepreneurial philanthropists, advocates, health and wellness specialists, cultural ambassadors, leaders in marketing and promotion, urban and civic development and government. These individuals will learn how to infuse their work with the skills and techniques of the arts disciplines. Arts infusion uses arts and non-arts knowledge as a multidisciplinary tool for an integrated study of issues, problem solving and decision making in a climate of inquiry. Arts infusion is an elaboration of arts integration in that an integrated study of arts and non-arts form the primary basis for constructing knowledge. Towson University is uniquely qualified to conduct the program due to extensive faculty research and curricular development in creative process, collaborations, entrepreneurial and artistic exchanges.

APPLICATION:

Curriculum vitae, letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of research/creative activity, official graduate transcript/s and three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover.

START DATE: August 2014.

EMAIL: mmccabe

Review of completed applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

SEND REQUIRED MATERIALS TO:

Towson University
COFAC Dean’s Office
Attn: MAIAI Search Committee
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252

General Information: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Towson University website: www.towson.edu/cofac

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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