The Foundations team at Florida State University is committed to providing students with a broad base of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. There are currently three committed and versatile full-time faculty, overseeing the six classes comprising FSU’s Foundations coursework.
Applicants should be prepared to teach, oversee adjuncts/graduate instructors, and aid in curricular development in two of the following areas: 2D, 3D, Digital Foundations, Foundations Drawing and Contemporary Art Foundations.
Foundations faculty also typically teach at least one course a year outside of Foundations, tailored to faculty’s expertise.
MFA or equivalent in the visual arts and at least three years of teaching experience beyond graduate school.
Emerging or established recognition in the field at the national or international level.
Clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills.
Understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.
A commitment to foundational studies.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS: The Department of Art offers undergraduate programs (BA, BFA) in Studio Art, and a 3-year MFA program in Studio Art. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices. Areas of concentration include ceramics, digital media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students with personal studios and exhibition spaces.
FSU is a public, fully accredited research institution with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with strong support for faculty research and exhibition and is committed to fostering an academic community of excellence. We are the top ranked Art Department in Florida. University faculty grants offer up to $20,000 to all first-year assistant professors, and collaboration amongst faculty and across departments is highly encouraged through grants and special facilities like our Facility for Arts Research (FAR).