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FSU Art: Full-time hire to teach/manage/promote on-line courses for Art

Published May 19, 2015

Teaching Faculty I  12 Mo SALDepartment

FSU’s Department of Art offers undergraduate BA/BFA programs, a 3-year MFA in Studio Art and on-line courses mostly for non-Art majors. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices, while also offering concentrations in digital media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, photographic and artist books, ceramics and sculpture. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces.


The candidate will have responsibilities in teaching and service. Primary teaching responsibilities include online instruction of ART2003, Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice. This course provides an introduction to the theories and creative processes that propel contemporary art and design. The course studies a wide range of media and methods used by visual artists and designers to create meaning in their images, objects, and experiences. Offered to all FSU non-art majors.
Service will include administration and promotion of the online course.   Position is responsible for coordinating and scheduling with adjunct faculty and mentors teaching the course.  Position also is responsible for recruitment and promotion of the course across all majors in the university to include working with department chair on promotional materials and other communications.
The candidate will be responsible for staying abreast of applicable trends, developments, and industry standards to ensure that technology solutions are up-to-date.  This will be done in concert with the Office of Distance Learning.  The position requires monitoring and ensuring quality of instruction across all sections of the course is required.
The position also provides the opportunity for new course development, according to the skills and interests of the faculty member and needs of the department.  The position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Art.


  • Candidates will have a commitment to sustained investigation in contemporary art to support currency of course content.
  • The position requires an MFA or equivalent in the visual arts, a clear record of excellence in teaching and/or on-line teaching.
  • The position requires strong administrative and communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular methodologies, to include design, development and evaluation of distance learning courses.
  • The position requires successful candidate to live in Tallahassee or be willing to re-locate to Tallahassee.
  • Candidates will have experience using Blackboard or similar LMS.

University Information

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. Collaboration amongst faculty and across departments is highly encouraged through grants and special facilities like our Facility for Arts Research (FAR), Master Craftsman Program, and other cross-department specialized facilities.

Anticipated Salary Range

Minimum $47,500 to negotiable

Background Check Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume.  A letter of application and CV are required.  Three references with contact information are required.

Faculty Information

The Department of Art within the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University (FSU) seeks applicants for a Teaching Faculty I position within an interdisciplinary Art Department. This is a non tenure-track position with a 2/2/2 teaching load.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.