Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Art and Design

University of Tampa (Tampa)

United States

October 8, 2021


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Position Details

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 scholarly conferences.

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 output.

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.

Required Attachments

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 programs.

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 and Dance.

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 populations.

Submission Guidelines

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.

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Background Check Requirements

Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.

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