Job: Assistant Professor in Modern art (University of Florida)

Date of event:   01/04/2020 − 01/04/2020

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Art (including Modern Asian art)
Type of Position: Full-time, nine month, non-tenure accruing visiting faculty position
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2020
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package
Institution: School of Art + Art History, University of Florida

The School of Art + Art History seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in nineteenth and/or twentieth century art. The faculty member will teach a 2-3 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced courses in the field of specialty and (as needed) an introductory survey and/or general education courses, and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession. Possibility of up to one additional year (nine-months) based on the program’s needs.

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Art History or a related field, or ABD nearing completion of the PhD
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Promise of excellence in research
  • Ability to teach courses on modern and contemporary art

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in hand
  • Ability to teach courses on topics such as African-American art, arts of the African diaspora, or history of photography that complements current offerings of the art history program.
  • Promising record of publications
  • Teaching experience as the instructor of record at the university level
  • Successful experience with innovative, cross-disciplinary, or digital curricula

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 1, 2020 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by April 1, 2020. 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 Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) writing sample; and (4) names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Guolong Lai (Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Art Search); Email:

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and any other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

For more information about the School of Art + Art History and how to apply please see [here].