Assistant Professor, Studio Art, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Saturday, November 04, 2017 05:32 PM

Position Number:  32361
Class Title:  Assistant Professor, Studio Art
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date:  11/03/2017
Job Close Date:  12/07/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Division: Academic Affairs
College/Area: College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department: CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design
Annual Salary: Negotiable
Type of Appointment: Regular
Job Category: Faculty

Job Description

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine month, tenure-earning Studio Arts assistant professor. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

SVAD is seeking an energetic and imaginative practicing artist with an active record of distinctive and creative studio work, preferably in observational painting. We are looking for a candidate with the skills and commitment to design and deliver courses in foundations design and all levels of painting including figure painting. The candidate must also possess the knowledge and experience to teach color applications in a wide variety of media.

The successful candidate will teach, critique, and facilitate a creative learning environment for three courses per semester, perform department and university service, and participate in campus and community life.

UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence and offers undergraduate B.F.A and B.A. degrees as well as M.F.A. and M.A. degrees in Emerging Media. The School of Visual Arts and Design has approximately 2,700 majors across five areas that include architecture, art history, digital media, film, and the studio arts.

Position Minimum Qualifications 

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) from an accredited institution. Promising record of creative activity. Effective communication skills. Experience with technology. Demonstrated evidence of teaching-related activities.


  • A strong record of distinctive and creative studio work, preferably in observational painting and drawing. 
  • Resourceful, collaborative, and versatile individual with a record of studio arts teaching experience.
  • A commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students.
  • Technical proficiencies in digital software systems including Word and Photoshop and experience in grant writing are also highly valued.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at Please submit a cover letter, a current resume or CV, the names and contact information for three professional references, an artist statement, a teaching philosophy, and a single multi-page PDF that includes 20 images of the candidate’s studio work samples.

Optional Supplemental Materials: 

A single multi-page PDF with up to 20 images of student work. Professional documentation such as images of solo exhibition installations, exhibition catalogues or related publications, professional reviews.

The selected candidate will need to provide official M.F.A. transcripts.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Please direct search related questions to Carla Poindexter at 

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2017.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn, and succeed.