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Assistant Professor, 9-Month Salaried Tenure Track (Department of Art, Painting & Drawing)

Department of Art
Tallahassee, Florida
Pay Plan: This is a Faculty position
Start date
Nov 8, 2022

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


Florida State University College of Fine Arts is committed to building a meaningful community that values each person based on their distinctive and unique identity. The Department of Art strives to prepare students to imaginatively re-envision the world around us through critical inquiry. We are committed to humanized, interactive relationships between students and teachers and to creating learning environments that invite thoughtful and creative examination into the complex cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues with which our students are urgently engaged. Candidates with an interdisciplinary practice with painting and drawing at the core of their research and teaching practice that engages both traditional and contemporary art are invited to apply. 

By valuing, celebrating, and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving that is more inventive and compassionate.  Candidates with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. 

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The candidate will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses, and service. The candidate will contribute to the leadership and direction of the painting & drawing area. The ideal candidate will be able to teach all levels of painting. This position has a teaching load of 2/3 courses per semester.


The position requires an MFA in Studio Art or a related field, emerging or established recognition in the field, an active exhibition record, a record of excellence in teaching, strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies. 

The successful candidate must be able to maintain an active exhibition record. We seek candidates who have a sustained investigation in contemporary hybridized art practices and engage in painting with other innovative visual representation approaches that could include any combination of new media, installation, sculpture, drawing, and/or cross disciplinary collaborations.  

In addition, candidates should have an interest in teaching a combination of painting and one or more of the aforementioned media. Knowledge of the history, criticism, and theories of visual art is required. We welcome candidates whose teaching challenges learners to examine power structures and patterns of inequality within the status quo. Ideal candidates will feel enlivened by our R1 community, its broad range of research opportunities, and our economically and ethnically diverse student body. 

Applicants will be required to provide three letters of reference prior to hire.

Contact Info

FSU Department of Art,

530 West Call Street,

Tallahassee FL 32306-1150 

Victoria Cole, 

Administrative Specialist

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details, even if attaching a Vita.

Each item below should be uploaded as a separate PDF in the additional documents section of the online application using the following naming convention: Last, First_CoverLetter; Last, First_CV; etc. 

1. A one to a two-page cover letter detailing qualifications for this position. 

2. Up-to-date CV. Must include names and contact information of three professional references. 

3. A statement of individual teaching philosophy (no more than two pages) to include the candidate’s thoughts on the future of the field. 

4. Sample syllabi (up to three) where at least one has been taught. Additional syllabi may represent proposed courses. 

5. A digital portfolio, submitted as a single PDF file, of recent works (up to 20), including title, date, medium, and dimensions of each item. Time-based submissions may be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio. 

6. A digital portfolio, submitted as a single PDF file, of examples of students' work. Time-based submissions may be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio.

7. A statement (no more than two pages) that demonstrates the candidate's commitment to diversity in addition to experience working with and teaching within diverse populations.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by December 12th.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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