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Florida State University Department of Art

Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried - Department of Art (Photo+Moving Image)

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posted: November 28, 2023
Application Deadline: January 08, 2025


Florida State University Department of Art
Victoria Cole
530 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32306

Department: The Department of Art within the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University seeks applicants for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor position within the Photography + Moving Image focus area. We seek an artist, scholar, and educator with a robust interdisciplinary research and creative practice whose expertise will amplify our existing capabilities in experimental, expanded, and cross-platform media practices.

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 Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Electronic Art, Moving Image, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The department currently employs 21 full-time faculty. For more information, please visit

Florida State University College of Fine Arts is committed to building a meaningful community that values each person based on their distinctive and unique identity. The Department of Art strives to prepare students to imaginatively re-envision the world around us through critical inquiry. We are committed to cultivating learning environments that invite thoughtful and creative examination into the complex cultural, social, economic, environmental, and social justice issues with which our students are urgently engaged.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for research and creative activity, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, college, and university. The ideal candidate will contribute to the leadership of and curriculum development within the Photography and Moving Image Area and throughout the Department of Art.

The candidate must maintain an active professional record, including external research support, exhibitions, and publications. We are especially interested in candidates who will engage with research and teaching opportunities across the broad range of disciplines this large public university offers, while also offering opportunities for students to explore community involved practices. Leadership and curriculum development that considers the broad range of academic and artistic interests of our students is expected.

Qualifications: This position requires an MFA in Studio Art or related field. Applicants should have an active professional record, a clear record of excellence in teaching, strong communication and leadership skills, and an interest and understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.

Candidates must have an interest in teaching in the Photography and Moving Image focus areas within an interdisciplinary context and possess knowledge of the evolving history, criticism and theories of visual art. We are particularly interested in candidates whose creative practice engages discourses that have been historically under-represented.

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

Victoria Cole, Senior 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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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:
Last, First_Cover Letter; Last, First_CV; etc.
1. Cover Letter detailing qualifications for this position (1-2 pages).
2. Up-to-date CV.
3. Statement on Research and Creative Practice (no more than two pages).
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy to include the candidate's thoughts on the future of the field. (no more than two pages)
5. Sample Syllabi (up to three) where at least one course has been taught. Additional syllabi may represent proposed courses.
6. Digital portfolio of Personal Work consisting of two sections, one for Photo-based and one for Time-based media. The portfolio should be submitted as a single PDF file of recent works (up to 20) including title, date, medium, and dimensions for each item. Time-based submissions should be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio.
7. Digital portfolio of Student Work, submitted as a single PDF file (up to 20). Time-based submissions may be included by linking a web-based copy of the work along with a single representative image within the portfolio.
8. Names and contact information for three references.

Considerations: This is a Faculty position.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity: An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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