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Assistant Professor of Foundations, Department of Art

Published November 2, 2017

Assistant Professor of Art – Foundations
Florida State University, Department of Art


The Department of Art at Florida State University (FSU) seeks applications for an additional tenure-track faculty member in our Foundations area. Along with a 3/2 teaching commitment, this tenure-track Assistant Professor position includes active research and service responsibilities.

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 Foundations team at Florida State University is committed to providing students with a broad base of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. There are currently three committed and versatile full-time faculty, overseeing the six classes comprising FSU’s Foundations coursework.

Applicants should be prepared to teach, oversee adjuncts/graduate instructors, and aid in curricular development in two of the following areas: 2D, 3D, Digital Foundations, Foundations Drawing and Contemporary Art Foundations.

Foundations faculty also typically teach at least one course a year outside of Foundations, tailored to faculty’s expertise.


MFA or equivalent in the visual arts and at least three years of teaching experience beyond graduate school. Emerging or established recognition in the field at the national or international level.
Clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills.

Understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.

A commitment to foundational studies.

How to Apply

  1. Candidates must complete an online application at The FSU e-Recruit Job Opening number is 42606.
  2. The below items should be submitted as three separate files via the Slideroom (
      • Combine the following as a single pdf in the below order:
        • Cover letter addressing how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
        • Full CV with contact information.
        • Artist statement, providing an overview of personal research and professional plans/goals.
        • Teaching Statement.
        • Relevant syllabi of courses you have taught.
        • Names and contact information for 3 references will to write letters.
      • 20 examples of work complied as a single .pdf with titles/dates/media identified: images (approx. 1024×768 JPG), links to online videos (<3:00 min each), or links to websites.
      • 20 examples of students work compiled as a single pdf, with course/date/media identified: images (approx. 1024×768 JPG), links to online videos (< 3:00 min each), or links to websites

Open Until Filled

Application Deadline Review of applications begins January 5, 2018.


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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.
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