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Assistant Professor of Art History

Opening Date: Review of applications will be begin on January 15, 2014
Closing Date: Continues until the position is filled
Department: Art History
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package


The Department of Art and Art History at Florida Southern College seeks a Ph.D. Art Historian who is able to teach a range of art history courses and who is focused on modern and contemporary art, although other specializations will be considered. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be the lead coordinator for the art history program and will be responsible for directing several adjuncts. Committee work and advising are among the responsibilities for the position. The successful applicant must demonstrate a commitment to outstanding teaching of undergraduates, most of whom will be art majors. Research and publication will be a requirement for tenure. The appointment will begin in August 2014.

The Department of Art and Art History, which has excellent facilities, an outstanding faculty, and a talented and active student body, offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Studio Art and in Graphic Design, B.A. and B.S. degrees in Art Education in conjunction with the college’s School of Education, and the B.A. degree in Art History. The Melvin Art Gallery has exhibitions of Florida Southern students and of many leading professionals. The Department also sponsors study-abroad programs each May. There are four full-time faculty and ten adjuncts in the department, serving approximately 120 full time majors in a very collegial atmosphere. The department has an impressive history of placing students in top tier graduate programs and positions in-field.

Education, Work Experience and Requirements

Ph.D. required. Teaching Experience preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and one article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing to:

Dr. Brad Hollingshead, Dean
School of Arts & Sciences, Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL  33801-5698

Please indicate in your letter if you will be attending the College Art Association Conference in February 2014. 

Electronic applications in MSWord or .pdf format are preferred and may be sent to AFore@flsouthern.edu

To Apply

Unless other contact information is provided within the job posting, please follow the application instructions below.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.  All items must be received before an application for employment will be processed.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

Download the Employment Application and Disclosure form here  


Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s “377 Best Colleges” guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.