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Open Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, 9-Month Salaried (Department of Art, Specialization in Sculpture & Expanded Media)

Published February 18, 2022

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Tallahassee, FL

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The Department of Art at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time visiting (one-year) faculty position specializing in Sculpture and Expanded Media, beginning in Fall of 2022. We seek an artist and educator with an interdisciplinary research and creative practice.

This is a one-year visiting appointment for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 academic year. The Department of Art plans to conduct a search for a regular tenure-track Sculpture & Expanded Media position over the course of the upcoming year. Candidates for this visiting position are encouraged to apply for the regular tenure-track position when that search process eventually begins.

By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Art confers BA, BFA, and MFA (3-year) Studio Art degrees. Our top-ranked programs encourage interdisciplinary investigations across a wide range of concentrations spanning photography, digital media, painting and drawing, printmaking, artist books, ceramics, and sculpture. The department currently employs 20 full-time faculty. We are especially interested in candidates who will thrive at a public research university while contributing to our department’s cultural diversity and standard of continued excellence in the discipline.

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This position will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching, and limited service. Primary teaching responsibilities include beginning to advanced courses that address concepts and practices in contemporary sculpture and expanded media. This position has a teaching load of 3 courses/semester.


This position requires an MFA in Studio Art at the time of appointment or equivalent professional experience in the visual arts, emerging or established recognition in the field of sculpture, a clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies. Knowledge of the history, criticism, and theories of visual art with a specific focus on sculpture and 3D making is required.

As an interdisciplinary department, we are interested in candidates whose practice incorporates installation, performance, sculpture, or community engagement. Skills in wood and metal fabrication are preferred along with a wide-ranging knowledge of materials, digital tools and technologies.

The position provides the opportunity for new course development, according to the skills and interests of the candidate.

Candidates must have experience in teaching sculpture within an interdisciplinary context and possess knowledge of the evolving history, criticism and theories of visual art, with a focus on intersectionality and representation. We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative practice engages discourses that have been historically under-represented. The candidate must maintain an active professional record, including external research support, exhibitions, and publications.

Two years’ teaching experience beyond graduate student teaching is preferred.

Preferred candidates will engage with innovative visual approaches to include any combination of sculpture, digital fabrication, installation, and/or cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Contact Info

FSU Department of Art, 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1150

Victoria Cole, Administrative Specialist

University Information

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Pay Plan

This is a 9-Month Faculty position.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Each item below should be uploaded as a separate PDF in the additional documents section of the online application using the following naming convention: LastFirst_CoverLetter.PDF , LastFirst_CV.PDF , etc.

* A one to two-page cover letter detailing qualifications for this position.

* Current CV

* Names and contact information of three professional references willing to write letters of recommendation upon request

* A one-page statement regarding teaching philosophy

* Up to three syllabi. On each syllabus, note whether the course was taught or is a proposed course. Also note whether the course was developed by the applicant.

* A single PDF file of up to 20 recent works including title, date, medium, and dimensions of each. Time-based submissions may be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio.

* A single PDF file of up to 20 examples of student work. Time-based submissions may be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio.

* A statement (no more than two pages) that demonstrates the candidate’s commitment to diversity in addition to experience working with and teaching within diverse populations.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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