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Chairperson, Department of Art

Published November 1, 2017

Chairperson, Department of Art
Florida State University, Department of Art

The Department of Art at Florida State University (FSU) welcomes applications for a dynamic leader to Chair 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 Chair is responsible for providing a shared vision and leadership, advocating effectively for the faculty and department within and outside the university, and encouraging collaborative interdisciplinary programming. The chosen candidate will guide our acclaimed program through active faculty development, student recruitment, academic planning, faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure, facilities use, budgeting/allocation of resources, and promotion of faculty and department.


The Department of Art confers undergraduate BA, BFA and graduate MFA (3-year) Studio Art degrees. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary investigations across a wide range of concentrations, spanning photography, digital media, painting and drawing, printmaking, photographic and artist books, ceramics and sculpture. The department includes 21 full-time faculty and approximately 12 adjunct faculty. Our current enrollment is approximately 460 undergraduates and 31 graduate students. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our department’s diversity and excellence, our community, and thrive in a public research university.

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.

Rank and Salary

Tenured Professor, 12-month appointment. Salary $100,000-$110.000, commensurate with experience. A terminal degree is required.

Application Process

  1. Candidates must complete an online application at The FSU e-Recruit Job Opening number is 42513.
  2. Candidates must also submit documents and images via SlideRoom at:
  3. For the SlideRoom submission, each bulleted item below should be submitted as a separate PDF:
      • Cover letter with contact information including the names and contact information for 3 references.
      • CV and Artist statement. Please also include either of the following on this document:
        • 20 images/ links to online video (< 3:00 min each) of your recent work (approx.1024×768 JPG) with list of titles/dates/media, or
        • the URL for your personal website (preferred)
      • 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

Contact Information

Search Chair Anne Stagg (

Application Deadline

Consideration of applications begins January 2, 2018.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Florida State University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: