Instructor of Studio Foundations – Program Coordinator

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 33620




Jan 19, 2022

Instructor of Studio Foundations – Program Coordinator

Department Name/Number: School of Art & Art History/0-2404-000
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Number: 00013590

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of the Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio.

Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theaters and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.

The USF School of Art & Art History features an internationally recognized, three-year interdisciplinary MFA program in addition to degrees in Graphic Design and Art History. With 500 majors and more than 25 fulltime faculty on two campuses (Tampa & St. Petersburg), the School is the visual arts educational hub in a diverse region of more than 3 million residents and boasts multiple outstanding museums, galleries, and cultural venues. With closely linked programs, faculty, and staff, the School and its community are strengthened through partnerships with the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the world-renowned Graphicstudio.

The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact.

Position Summary
The School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa invites applications for a Studio Foundations Coordinator for a 9-month, annual position at Instructor Rank. Appointment to begin August 2022.

An essential position in the School and for the College, with extensive impact on undergraduate majors and non-majors, the ideal candidate will fulfill a critical role in conceptualizing and implementing innovative Foundations courses in Studio Art and Graphic Design with possible linkages to Architecture, Theatre Design and new Design initiatives.

The Studio Foundations Coordinator will be engaged in teaching diverse studio art practices and concepts where topics include Studio Production, Research, Critical Frameworks, and Conceptual Thinking.

The candidate will lead and manage the Foundations Program. Additionally they will teach face-to-face and online courses, develop innovative curriculum, supervise other instructors, manage budget, oversee facilities, and provide program assessment. USF is a consolidated multi-campus university. The candidate will work with faculty in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. The instructor will have the opportunity to work with MFA students in Directed Studies and MFA Final Research Thesis Projects.

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Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 29394

Posting Date: 11/24/2021

Posting End Date: Open until Filled

Equal Employment Opportunity
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location
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About USF
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidates will have:
• Terminal degree in art and/or design or related or professional experience equivalent
• Knowledge of skills and practices across multiple disciplines
• Experience with teaching.
• Demonstrable experience in academic administration.

Preferred Qualifications
Successful candidates will have:
• A creative research record at the national level.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and lead an innovative Foundations Studio program for majors and non-majors
• A history of interdisciplinary program development within institutions and the community
• Two years of demonstrated teaching success
• Experience with strategic planning, budget, facilities, personnel, assessment