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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Critical Designer-Artist
Florida State University

Date Posted Jan. 7, 2019
Title Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Critical Designer-Artist
University Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Department Department of Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General


Florida State University, Department of Art
Florida State University (FSU) seeks a candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its nationally-recognized Department of Art. The ideal candidate has an active creative practice that operates at the intersection of contemporary art, critical design, and technology. Along with a 3/2 teaching commitment, this position includes active research and service responsibilities.


The candidate will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching in both graduate and undergraduate courses, and departmental service. The position affords the opportunity to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to their particular research interests.


MFA or equivalent in the visual arts, an emerging or established recognition in their field, a clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.
Candidates should have a commitment to sustained investigation of contemporary issues in art and design. Specific areas of applicant interest may include, but are not restricted to, any of the following: Critical Design, Critical Technical Practice, Design Fiction, Interrogative Design, and Critical Making. Areas of expertise may include emerging technologies, digital fabrication, and interactivity.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable working across a wide range of disciplines throughout the department, college, and university.

University Information:

The FSU Department of Art is ranked the "best fine arts program" in the state of Florida by U.S. News & World Report. It offers undergraduate programs (BA, BFA) in Studio Art, and a 3-year MFA program in Studio Art. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices. Areas of concentration include ceramics, digital media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students with personal studios and exhibition spaces.
FSU is a public, fully accredited 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. We are the top ranked Art Department in Florida. University faculty grants offer up to $20,000 to all first-year Assistant Professors, and collaboration amongst faculty and across departments is highly encouraged through grants and special facilities like our Facility for Arts Research (FAR).

Anticipated Salary Range:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, 9-month appointment. Anticipate Hiring in the low $70Ks. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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:

Step 1: Candidates must complete an online application at:
The FSU e-Recruit Job Opening number is 44568
Step 2: The below items should be submitted as three separate files via the Slideroom link below:
a) Combine the following as a single pdf in the below order: 1) 1-2 page cover letter addressing how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position 2) Full CV with contact information 3) 1-2 page artist statement, providing an overview of personal research and professional plans/goals 4) 1 page teaching statement 5) Proposal for two courses of your own design, with course descriptions and schedules. At least one of these should be at the undergraduate level 6) Names and contact information for 3 professional references
b) 20 examples of recent work compiled 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
c) 20 examples of students’ work compiled as a single pdf, with course and project prompt identified: images (approx. 1024×768 JPG), links to online videos (< 3:00 min each), or links to

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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.

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Contact Information

  • Rob Duarte, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Art
    FSU ART Dept
    530 W Call St
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150
  • 850-644-8977


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