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The Department of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The
University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for an
Assistant Professor of Art and Design to begin August 2022.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based
private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the
Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district,
which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this
vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student
organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100
countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.
The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of art
history including introductory to advanced level courses that include global
surveys of Art History from ancient to contemporary art, with expertise in
other areas such as African Art, American Art, Asian Art, etc. The teaching
load is 12-semester hours (typically 3 four-credit courses) in a 15-week
semester. As our faculty work very closely with students, the successful
candidate will be required to maintain office hours to meet with students,
serve as an academic adviser, contribute to the function and educational
objectives of the program and department, provide service to the college,
university, community, and the profession, and perform all other duties as
assigned. The candidate is also required to engage in the development and
delivery of a significant research agenda, seek publication, and present at
The department seeks to hire an active and engaged faculty member who combines
disciplinary expertise with excellence in teaching. A specialization in modern
and contemporary art, as well as art theory and criticism, with experience in
museum curation is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to
produce exhibitions in partnership with the university galleries annually.
The successful applicant will introduce students to art broadly construed so
as to include a global and transnational understanding of visual culture.
Candidates should demonstrate a research practice and a record of professional
accomplishments commensurate with a depth of experience in the field, as well
as critical issues/discourse impacting art and culture. The successful
candidate will join a growing undergraduate Museum Studies program committed
to experiential learning and fostering career-ready competencies, with a
strong art history grounding, toward preparing students for a wide range of
future endeavors. The successful candidate will join a department of ten full-
time faculty members and five full-time instructional staff committed to
excellence in teaching and fostering a strong research culture where
traditional and emerging art and design processes and technologies are used
across the disciplines in a diverse and collaborative environment.
Required Qualifications: Must have an PhD. in Art History and teaching
experience at the college or university level. The candidate must have an
active record in the profession that demonstrates scholarly and professional
activities that make a significant contribution and reflect a high standard of
excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy. Excellence in research is
evidenced by scholarly publications, conference presentations, invited talks,
curatorial projects, and significant awards recognizing scholarly activity and
Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in Museum Studies.
Review of applications will begin immediately, but the search will remain open
until the position is filled. Applications received by October 8, 2021 will
receive full consideration.
All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box
at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing
through the application.
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Two examples of syllabi
4. Statement of teaching philosophy
5. Scholarly writing sample
6. In addition, applicant should be prepared to provide name and contact
information for three (3) professional references
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences
to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum
rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization
that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential
approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study,
including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and
Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's
The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice
and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists
and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from
fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The
College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments:
Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New
Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre
As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters
engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical
scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and
students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities
including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios
and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith
and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the
basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job
related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a
multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance
our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from
underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse
To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of
Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position
at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted
in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of
the application before continuing through the application.
Background Check Requirements
Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.