The University of Tampa — Professor of Instruction for Art History

The Department of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time appointment as Professor of Instruction to begin August 2020.

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 20 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 229 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of Art History; both lower and upper-division courses. The department is seeking applicants with a specialization in any area of the history of Asian, European, or American art and visual culture (pre-modern). Museum Studies specialization is desired. Teaching load is 16-semester hours (4 four-credit courses) in a 15-week semester.

The successful applicant will introduce students to art broadly construed so as to include a global and transnational understanding of visual culture. Candidates should demonstrate a research practice and a record of professional accomplishments commensurate with a depth of experience in the field, as well as critical issues/discourse impacting art and culture. The successful candidate will join a department of nine full-time faculty members and four full-time instructional staff committed to excellence in teaching and fostering a strong research culture where traditional and emerging art and design processes and technologies are used across the disciplines in a diverse and collaborative environment. 

Required Qualifications: Must have an PhD. in Art History, and an active record in the profession. The candidate must demonstrate experience in professional activities that make a significant contribution and reflect a high standard of excellence in teaching, pedagogy and research. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted by January 15, 2020 will be given first priority, but the search will remain open until filled.

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website at
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and sample assignments/students’ work.

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.