Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studio Art – Painting in the Expanded Field

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2022-12-01
  • Organization: University of Florida, School of Art + Art History
  • Organization Type: College/University
  • Career Type: Teaching Artist, Educator
  • Grant / Salary: $66,000-69,000
  • Location: Gainesville, FL
  • Primary Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Recurring: Array
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Position: Full-time, 9 month, tenure accruing faculty
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2023
Salary: $66,000–$69,000 Competitive and comprehensive benefits package eligible

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—Painting in the Expanded Field at the level of Assistant Professor. 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 painter and dedicated educator who can teach at all levels in an interdisciplinary art program. The successful candidate will have expertise in painting, possess a broad knowledge of the field (material, technique, form, and content), and demonstrate a clear commitment to the elasticity of painting in the 21st century. They will engage our students with contemporary, historical, and conceptual issues; teach various approaches to painting from figurative to the expanded field; and help students develop a contemporary studio practice.

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 shape that experience fearlessly 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
○ Undergraduate to graduate level painting courses including observational and figure painting, foundations, and courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Other courses may also include WARP and/or a course in the university’s General Education Humanities curriculum.
● Mentor and advise graduate students and supervise graduate committee and independent studies
● Conduct a strong program of creative research appropriate to the discipline
● Actively participate in our learning community, finding innovative ways to connect the arts to critical discourses in other disciplines
● Participate in shared governance through service to the school, college, university, and profession

Minimum Qualifications:
● MFA in studio art, painting emphasis
● Relevant teaching or instructional experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships
● Active studio practice with evidence of emerging or established recognition in the field
● Evidence of a commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary curricula
● Critical approach to the legacies, histories, and theories of art and art practices
● Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
● Teaching experience 1 – 3 years beyond graduate assistantships as the instructor of record at the university level
● Experience teaching at the graduate level
● Record of excellence in creative research
● Capacity to advance interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research
● Strong organizational, management, and communication skills

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 1, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Application Process:
Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at Faculty Jobs at UF ( Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed 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) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) creative and student work samples (15-20) 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, including letters of reference.

Inquiries may be sent to:
Julia Morrisroe 
Chair, Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studio Art— Painting in the Expanded Field

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.

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History nurtures a culture of critical inquiry in our scholarly and creative work. Our educational mission is to empower each student with knowledge, skills, and insight to engage thoughtfully with our changing world. The SA+AH believes that art, design, and scholarship are critical to our local, university, regional, national, and international communities. We pursue positive transformation and impact through socially engaged, local and global education, research, and creative works. Our community asks challenging questions, takes risks, and strives for excellence through an interdisciplinary, inclusive, and often collaborative practice. School of Art + Art History faculty publish, curate, and exhibit widely and internationally. They bring their scholarship and production into their teaching, offering innovative, engaged learning experiences to their students. We foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through mutual respect and acceptance, assuming the best in others to enable a culture where everyone can flourish. Degree programs include the BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Areas of study include art education, art history, design, museum studies, and studio art. The school has 400 undergraduate students enrolled in our majors and 190 graduate students in our residential programs and online art education MA. Also a part of the School of Art + Art History are the 4Most Gallery and the University Galleries—Gary R. Libby University Gallery, Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery, and Constance and Linton Grinter Gallery of International Art — which provide exhibition space for contemporary art, including student work. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.