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Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Department of Art – Foundations)

Department of Art
Tallahassee, Florida
Pay Plan: This is a Faculty position
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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

Department: The Department of Art within the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University is seeking candidates for a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in our Foundations Program.


The Department of Art confers BA, BFA, and MFA (3-year) Studio Art degrees. Our top-ranked programs encourage interdisciplinary investigations across a wide range of concentrations spanning Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Electronic Art, Moving Image, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The department currently employs 21 full-time faculty. For more information, please visit   


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 cultivating learning environments that invite thoughtful and creative examination into the complex cultural, social, economic, environmental, and social justice issues with which our students are urgently engaged.


Responsibilities: The position has responsibilities in research, teaching and service that include sustained investigation in contemporary art practices, teaching undergraduate courses, and service within the Departmental, College, University, and broader community.


Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction in at least two areas of the Foundations Program classes: Two Dimensional Foundations, Three Dimensional Foundations, Drawing Foundations, Digital Foundations, and Contemporary Art & Design Foundations. Optimally, the candidate has a strong knowledge of the Adobe Suite and potentially, other digital tools. The teaching load for this position is 2|3 per academic year.


Participation in Program and Departmental service is required, as well as College, University, and broader community service, as appropriate. The position provides opportunities for curriculum development within the Foundations Program. Teaching upper level, or graduate courses, outside of the Foundations Program may occasionally be available.


Qualifications: This position requires an MFA in Studio Art or related field. Candidates must also have emerging or established recognition in the field, an active exhibition record, strong communication and leadership skills, a record of excellence in teaching, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies. We expect a high level of skill in both traditional 2D/3D practices and digital techniques as this will provide the necessary knowledge base for the courses they will teach. Knowledge of the history, criticism, and theories of visual art is also required.


Contact Info: FSU Department of Art, 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150

Victoria Cole, Senior 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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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.


Please submit the following:

·      Cover Letter detailing qualifications for this position

·      CV

·      Research Statement

·      Teaching Philosophy

·      Sample Syllabi (up to 3), indicating details of when/where taught or if this is a proposed course

·      A portfolio with 10-20 examples of your research

·      A portfolio with 10-20 examples of student work

·      Names and contact information of three professional references.


Considerations: This is a Faculty position.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.


Equal Employment Opportunity: An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.


FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:

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