Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida State University

Open September 20 through November 20, 2021 (TBA)


The Department of Art History at Florida State University seeks a colleague whose specialization (may) includes but is not limited to the art, visual and material cultures of Early Modern, Ibero-American Colonial art, Black Atlantic, or aspects of the African Diaspora from the pre-modern to the modern era.

We seek a colleague whose work will complement and intersect with department strengths in Medieval, Early Modern, Ibero-American Colonial, Caribbean, contemporary African, the African Diaspora, the visual cultures of the Americas, and our program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS).

We welcome a colleague to participate in our robust graduate program at the MA/PhD levels with a diverse group of graduate students who teach and mentor a large undergraduate population in Tallahassee, Valencia, Florence, London, and in distance learning courses. Graduate students direct our annual graduate symposium, study at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL, participate in opportunities in our consortium with the Newberry and Folger Libraries, and organize film screenings and exhibitions in our MCHS program.

Successful candidates will supplement departmental strengths in the study of cultural heritage, built environments, identity, colonialism, race, the history of graphics, history of collecting, museums, and film. We especially welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, and scholars committed to antiracist pedagogies and forms of analysis that address race, gender, and intersectional equity.

FSU is located in Tallahassee, the state capital, at the confluence of spring-fed river systems that provide a lush environment for outdoor activities, in proximity to the Caribbean and the greater Americas. The site of the art history department, William Johnston Building, is located on land that is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Apalachee Nation, the Muscogee Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The Department of Art History invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning August 2022. The teaching load for this position will be two courses per semester (fall and spring)

PhD (disciplinary specialization is open), or equivalent international degree, from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Degree must be in hand prior
to start of position.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of an independent program of scholarly research and show promise of a strong teaching contribution to academic programs.


  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (cv)
  • research statement
  • teaching philosophy
  • publication or writing sample (c. 6-10K words)
  • Statement on advancing diversity (Florida State’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion can be referenced here:
  • contact emails for 3 recommenders

For more information about our department and programs, please visit the above websites.

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