Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studio Art—Contemporary Foundations, University of Florida School of Art & Art History

School of Art + Art History

Faculty Position Announcement

Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studio Art—Contemporary Foundations

Position: Full-time, 9-month, tenure-accruing faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2023

Salary: $66,000–69,000 with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package

The School of Art + Art History in the College of the Arts at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-accruing faculty position in Interdisciplinary Studio Art—Contemporary Foundations. This position will contribute to a vibrant program with a new forward-looking curriculum at a top-5 public research university. We are seeking a dedicated educator who can teach at all levels—foundations to graduate—in an interdisciplinary studio art program and inspire students with their own art and/or design practice. In collaboration with rotating studio art faculty and staff, this position will coordinate WARP (Workshop in Art, Research and Practice), a team-taught intensive studio + lecture course required of all studio art and graphic design majors. WARP introduces students to the multi-dimensional and diverse world of art, art making, and contemporary theory through a dynamic curriculum that reflects faculty research. WARP is a six-credit course at the forefront of the School of Art and Art History foundations’ curriculum and is taught off-campus in a dedicated studio art facility.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to fearlessly shape that experience through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.



  • Teach a 2-2 load of courses
    • WARP counts as two courses, so in many semesters that will be the sole teaching assignment.
    • Assigned courses may also include a course in the university’s General Education Humanities curriculum, other art foundations courses, or other undergraduate or graduate art courses in your areas of specialization.
  • Mentor and advise graduate students and supervise graduate committee and independent studies
  • Supervise graduate teaching assistants
  • Coordinate facilities and equipment needs with WARP Teaching Lab Specialist
  • Contribute to curriculum design, program development, and program outreach
  • Actively participate in our learning community


  • Conduct a strong program of research appropriate to the discipline


  • Participate in shared governance through service to the school, college, university, and profession
  • Promise of excellence in research
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and issues/practices in Foundations
  • Evidence of a commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary curricula
  • Evidence of a commitment to teaching an evolving curriculum to first-year college students
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Critical approach to the legacies, histories, and theories of art and art practices
  • Competence in a wide range of media, concepts, materials, techniques, and processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and participate in team teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to innovating curricula in collaboration with faculty partners
  • An interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary art practice
  • Experience with graduate-level teaching
  • Record of excellence in research

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 2, 2023.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system.

Application Process: Online applications must be submitted via UF’s application system at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524812/assistant-professor-in-interdisciplinary-studio-art-contemporary-foundations and include the following in one pdf document: (1) letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) creative and student work samples (15-20 each) included or links to view online samples; and (5) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. Applicants selected for campus interviews will be required to provide letters of recommendation.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Chair, Sean Miller, Associate Professor of Studio Art

Email: swarp@ufl.edu

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.