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Open Position: Chairperson, Department of Art Beginning 2017-2018 Academic Year

Published September 27, 2016

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Chairperson, Department of Art.  Beginning 2017-2018 Academic Year


The Department of Art offers undergraduate programs (BA, BFA) in Studio Art, and a graduate program at the MFA level in Studio Art.  The department, comprised of 23 active full time faculty and approximately 12 adjunct faculty, maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices, while also offering concentrations in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Current enrollment is approximately 460 undergraduates, including 55 BFAs, and 31 graduate students. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces.

FSU is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with strong support for faculty research and exhibition and is committed to fostering an academic community of excellence.


The Department of Art at Florida State University (FSU) welcomes applications for a dynamic leader to direct a vibrant and forward-thinking program with a national reputation for excellence. We seek an artist/educator with a proven record of strong administrative experience. The candidate will guide our acclaimed program through active faculty development, student recruitment, academic planning, faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure, facilities use, budgeting and allocation of resources, and promotion of the department. The Chair is responsible for providing a shared vision and leadership, advocating effectively for the department within and outside the university, and encouraging collaborative interdisciplinary programming.


An MFA is required.


This is a Faculty position.                                                            


Competitive, commensurate with experience


  1. Candidates must complete an online application at The FSU e-Recruit Job Opening number is 40849
  2. Candidates must also submit materials via Slideroom at:

In Slideroom, each bulleted item below should be submitted as a separate PDF:

  • Cover letter with contact information (addressed to Chair Search Committee Chair) with the names and contact information for 3 references
  • CV and Artist statement. Please also include the URL for personal website (preferred), or 20 images/ links to online video (< 3:00 min each) of your recent work (approx. 1024×768 JPG) with list of titles/dates/media
  • Statement of Administrative/ Leadership Philosophy
  • 10 images of student work with list of course title/date for each image
  • Examples of syllabi from 3 courses taught


Holly Hanessian –


Consideration of applications begins December 6, 2016.


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