Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Art and Design

The Department of Art + Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Art and Design to teach 3D courses in traditional and digital capacities to begin August 2019.


The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 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 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.


The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of 3D studio art and design. The department is seeking applicants with an interdisciplinary mindset, who display expertise in both traditional and digital fabrication methods as they pertain to the theory and practice of contemporary art. Special consideration will be given to applicants that have experience with digital fabrication, specifically the ability to utilize laser engravers/cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers within the scope of teaching, and exhibit a commitment to combining technologies old and new.


Teaching load is 12-semester hours (3 four-credit classes) in a 15-week semester. Teaching assignments will include both lower and upper-division courses in 3D and interdisciplinary art and design. Faculty members are expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a dynamic studio practice and a record of professional accomplishments commensurate with a depth of experience in the field. Candidates should be versed in a wide range of traditional and digital practices, in interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as critical issues/discourse impacting contemporary art and culture.


A MFA or other terminal degree in 3D, sculpture, or interdisciplinary art, and an active record in the profession is required. Candidates should have experience in digital fabrication. Traditional disciplines that would also be desirable include clay, mold making, metal fabrication, or woodworking.


The candidate must demonstrate scholarly and professional activities that make a significant contribution and reflect a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy. A background in the historic, cultural and social evolution of digital arts is preferred.


For details and to apply online, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, URL for your personal website with online portfolio of personal and student work, 20 examples of each.


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 embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.


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.