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Visiting Assistant Professor, Art

University of Tampa
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

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

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art


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Position Details

The Department of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time, term appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design to begin August 2024.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of studio art and design. The department is seeking applicants with an interdisciplinary mindset who display expertise in traditional and digital art methods as they pertain to the theory and practice of contemporary art. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can contribute to multiple areas with a primary focus within Foundations (2D/3D/4D). A commitment to cultivating a sense of creative community is extremely important to the future vision of the department's goals and growth. The teaching load is 12 semester hours (typically 3 four-credit courses) in a 15-week semester.

The department seeks to hire an active and engaged faculty member who combines disciplinary expertise with excellence in teaching. Candidates should have an active record in the profession that demonstrates scholarly and professional activities that make a significant contribution and reflect a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy. The successful candidate will join a department of fourteen full-time faculty members and four full-time instructional staff committed to excellence in teaching and fostering a strong research culture where traditional and emerging art and design processes and technologies are used across disciplines in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Art. Teaching experience at the college or university level and proficiency in current industry software applications. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Required Attachments
All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.
1. Cover letter
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. A link to URL for your personal website with online portfolio of personal and student work (10-20 examples of each)

In addition, applicant should be prepared to provide name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.

As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

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Background Check Requirements

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