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Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Stetson University
Deland, Florida
Salary is competitive
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Stetson University seeks a studio artist whose practice emphasizes ceramics, sculpture and/or other 3-dimensional media for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Studio Art, beginning in Fall 2023.


We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to undergraduate education and modeling an active and engaged creative agenda for our students. Ideally, this new colleague should also be committed to pursuing collaborations with other creative disciplines on campus, such as theatre arts, digital arts, creative writing and/or music. The focus of the successful candidate’s creative work is open, but we are particularly interested in an artist whose research and artistic practice engages with one or more of the following areas: race, class, and/or gender.  Candidates should intend to build collaborative conversations within the context of the intense and rigorous intellectual culture of the University.

The successful candidate must hold an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Studio Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, or another relevant discipline and must be conversant with and engaged in contemporary practices of 3-D art and other relevant media. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of creative projects that have been programmed for public exhibition. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, a creative approach to pedagogical design and implementation, and a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity in our learning-centered community.


This position will carry a 3/3 teaching load. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory sculpture and/or ceramics courses for both majors and non-majors, in addition to more advanced courses in these fields. Other courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise, and may include offerings for the University’s general education curriculum.  Additional responsibilities will include mentoring students academically and professionally, especially during the completion of capstone projects and portfolio evaluations. Studio and classroom maintenance is expected, with assistance from work study students. Service to the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the profession are required. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website at


The Creative Arts Department is home to academic programs in Studio Art, Art History, Digital Arts, and Theatre Arts. United in the study and practice of creative endeavors, the department fosters collaboration on curricular offerings and event programming at the Hand Art Center and Second Stage Theatre.


Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.

All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.


Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.


DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 35,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 8, 2023


For initial consideration, applicants should submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references; 4) an artist statement; 5) a diversity statement; 6) 15-20 images of creative work including title, medium, date, and dimensions, collated into a single PDF (links to video or time-based work can be included in the PDF); and 7) if available, 15-20 images of student work

Letters of reference will be requested at the semi-finalist stage of the search. 

All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Ken McCoy, Search Committee Chair, at

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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