University of South Florida

College of The Arts

University of South Florida

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The USF College of The Arts frequently hires talented, creative people to help us shape arts education and arts community in Tampa Bay. As employment opportunities at the college open up, we will list them on this page.

 

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, Contemporary Specialist, Critical Studies, School Of Art & Art History

Position Details

Department/Department Number: School of Art & Art History/0-2404-000

College: College of the Arts

Salary: Commensurate with experience

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of the Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio. 

Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theaters and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.  

The USF School of Art & Art History features an internationally recognized, three-year interdisciplinary MFA program in addition to degrees in Graphic Design and Art History.  With 500 majors and more than 25 fulltime faculty on two campuses (Tampa & St. Petersburg), the School is the visual arts educational hub in a diverse region of more than 3 million residents and boasts multiple outstanding museums, galleries, and cultural venues.  With closely linked programs, faculty, and staff, the School and its community are strengthened through partnerships with the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the world-renowned Graphicstudio.    

The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact.

Position Summary

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, Contemporary Specialist, Critical Studies

The School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa invites applications for a tenure-earning Assistant/Associate Professor position as a Contemporary Art Specialist in Visual Studies, Theory, and Criticism who will fill significant student and research needs for advanced BFA and MFA students.  We seek contemporary art experts who will be able to speak to the broad and diverse interdisciplinary nature of contemporary art practices and ways in which those practices engage with institutions and culture at large in terms of teaching and creative research – as well as with colleagues elsewhere at the University. 

The ideal candidate will be significantly engaged in the contemporary art world through a broad range of critical, theoretical, and curatorial research practices.  They will be fluent in the breadth of current contemporary art dialogues as well as the histories and theoretical developments that have transformed the landscape of the globalized art world over the past fifty years.  

The successful candidate will be required to maintain an active research/creative practice agenda and annually report on progress toward promotion and tenure. Other duties include the ability to teach visual and critical studies in seminar/lecture style classes with a focus on art criticism and aesthetic theory.  They will be an active member of the faculty in the Studio program; their responsibilities will include serving on MFA thesis committees and as a Directed Study advisor to graduate students.  Their teaching assignment should reflect an emphasis on contemporary art theory and criticism as it relates to studio art practice, curation, and criticism.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Terminal degree (Masters, Ph.D.) in relevant field, including Visual Studies, Art History, Art Practice and/or Criticism; or equivalent professional experience.
  2. Record of publications, curated exhibitions, and/or similar cultural practices, including exhibiting.
  3. Record of successful teaching.
  4. Specialization in Contemporary Art, particularly late 20th Century art (1980 - ) and current art production.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to define direction in visual and critical studies for undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on contemporary art theory and criticism as related to interdisciplinary studio practice.
  2. National/international record of sustained high impact research and achievements.
  3. Record of successful working relationships in an interdisciplinary environment.
  4. Minimum two years of teaching graduate students.
  5. Engagement with art in a global context (beyond Europe and North America).

Additional Information for Applicants

Please upload the following documents when submitting your application for the position. 

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Link to professional work samples.
  • Contact information for 3 references. 
  • Diversity statement that describes your effectiveness in promoting inclusive excellence among diverse populations in teaching, research, and/or practice.

To ensure full consideration please apply by February 1, 2022; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 29362

Posting Date:  November 24, 2021

Posting End Date: Open until Filled


How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button on the GEMS site.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF - Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Instructor of Studio Foundations – Program Coordinator, School Of Art & Art History

Position Details

Department Name/Number: School of Art & Art History/0-2404-000

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Position Number: 00013590

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of the Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio.

Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theaters and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.  

The USF School of Art & Art History features an internationally recognized, three-year interdisciplinary MFA program in addition to degrees in Graphic Design and Art History.  With 500 majors and more than 25 fulltime faculty on two campuses (Tampa & St. Petersburg), the School is the visual arts educational hub in a diverse region of more than 3 million residents and boasts multiple outstanding museums, galleries, and cultural venues.  With closely linked programs, faculty, and staff, the School and its community are strengthened through partnerships with the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the world-renowned Graphicstudio.    

The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact.

Position Summary

The School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa invites applications for a Studio Foundations Coordinator for a 9-month, annual position at Instructor Rank.  Appointment to begin August 2022.

An essential position in the School and for the College, with extensive impact on undergraduate majors and non-majors, the ideal candidate will fulfill a critical role in conceptualizing and implementing innovative Foundations courses in Studio Art and Graphic Design with possible linkages to Architecture, Theatre Design and new Design initiatives. 

 The Studio Foundations Coordinator will be engaged in teaching diverse studio art practices and concepts where topics include Studio Production, Research, Critical Frameworks, and Conceptual Thinking. 

 Duties

The candidate will lead and manage the Foundations Program.  Additionally they will teach face-to-face and online courses, develop innovative curriculum, supervise other instructors, manage budget, oversee facilities, and provide program assessment. USF is a consolidated multi-campus university. The candidate will work with faculty in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. The instructor will have the opportunity to work with MFA students in Directed Studies and MFA Final Research Thesis Projects.

Qualifications (Education and Experience): 

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will have:

  • Terminal degree in art and/or design or related or professional experience equivalent
  • Knowledge of skills and practices across multiple disciplines
  • Experience with teaching.
  • Demonstrable experience in academic administration.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will have:

  • A creative research record at the national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead an innovative Foundations Studio program for majors and non-majors
  • A history of interdisciplinary program development within institutions and the community
  • Two years of demonstrated teaching success
  • Experience with strategic planning, budget, facilities, personnel, assessment

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Additional Information for Applicants

To ensure full consideration please apply by February 1, 2022; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

Please upload the following documents when completing your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references.
  • Applicants must submit links to a curated online portfolio of work examples.
  • A separate online portfolio of student works must also be accessible online as examples of teaching.
  • Diversity statement that describes your effectiveness in promoting inclusive excellence among diverse populations in teaching, research, and/or practice.

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 29394

Posting Date:  11/24/2021

Posting End Date: Open until Filled

How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button on the GEMS site.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF - Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.