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Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Art History (Tenure-Track)

The University of Tampa
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Art History (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for an Assistant Professor of Art and Design to begin August 2022.

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 & World Report.

The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of art history including introductory to advanced level courses that include global surveys of Art History from ancient to contemporary art, with expertise in other areas such as African Art, American Art, Asian Art, etc. The teaching load is 12-semester hours (typically 3 four-credit courses) in a 15-week semester. As our faculty work very closely with students, the successful candidate will be required to maintain office hours to meet with students, serve as an academic adviser, contribute to the function and educational objectives of the program and department, provide service to the college, university, community, and the profession, and perform all other duties as assigned. The candidate is also required to engage in the development and delivery of a significant research agenda, seek publication, and present at scholarly conferences.

The department seeks to hire an active and engaged faculty member who combines disciplinary expertise with excellence in teaching. A specialization in modern and contemporary art, as well as art theory and criticism, with experience in museum curation is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to produce exhibitions in partnership with the university galleries annually.

The successful applicant will introduce students to art broadly construed so as to include a global and transnational understanding of visual culture. Candidates should demonstrate a research practice and a record of professional accomplishments commensurate with a depth of experience in the field, as well as critical issues/discourse impacting art and culture. The successful candidate will join a growing undergraduate Museum Studies program committed to experiential learning and fostering career-ready competencies, with a strong art history grounding, toward preparing students for a wide range of future endeavors. The successful candidate will join a department of ten full-time faculty members and five 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 the disciplines in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications: Must have an PhD. in Art History and teaching experience at the college or university level. The candidate must 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. Excellence in research is evidenced by scholarly publications, conference presentations, invited talks, curatorial projects, and significant awards recognizing scholarly activity and output.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in Museum Studies.

How to apply: you must apply online at and submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) two examples of syllabi, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) scholarly writing sample. 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. Applications received by October 8, 2021 will receive full consideration.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 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.

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