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Director, Facility for Arts Research, Florida State University

  • Deadline:
    April 27, 2014, midnight
  • Location:
    Florida State University, PO Box 3061170, TALLAHASSEE, Florida, 32306-1170, US

Position #00057585 / Job Opening #37068

The College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for Director of the Facility for Arts Research (FAR). The position would report to the Dean and is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position.

The Facility for Arts Research supports rigorous investigation and inquiry across artistic media and disciplines with a focus on technological innovation. FAR incorporates formLab, which gives artists, designers and scientists access to a variety of tools to engage in hybrid digital/physical practices, and Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), which blends traditional and digital printmaking processes to create collaborative artists’ books. FAR’s mission is to develop and share arts research-related resources with Florida State University and the larger community, providing a variety of classroom experiences, residencies, exhibitions, internship/volunteer opportunities and workshops.

For more information, please visit: http://artsresearch.fsu.edu/

The Facility is housed within the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance: http://cvatd.fsu.edu/


Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) or equivalent and should have a strong record of creative activity within the areas of sculpture, digital media, or other related disciplines. Candidates’ records must demonstrate work with a national scope (through exhibitions, publications, speaking engagements, etc). Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to successfully acquire external funding through grants and/or fundraising activities.


Previous academic experience is preferred, as is experience directing or leading a center, institute, organization, or program within the arts. Preferred candidates will have a record of distinguished artistic and creative activity with an international scope.


Research, service, teaching, and administrative activities as Director of the Facility for Arts Research. The Director will provide vision and leadership to build the Facility’s regional, national, and international reputation.


  • Develop and implement a strategic vision to build and increase research stature at regional, national, and international levels
  • Foster a research culture that encourages creativity and originality while promoting interdisciplinary activities
  • Successfully pursue grant funding and fundraising to support the Facility’s mission and scope
  • Identify new research and creative activity opportunities with the potential to bring significant recognition
  • Design and implement a cohesive visiting artists and scholars program, ensuring quality and diversity of creative contributors
  • Increase intra-College participation in FAR activities while seeking out opportunities for collaboration across the FSU and beyond (such as with institutes, universities, businesses, and governmental agencies)
  • Promote ethics and integrity in scholarship, research, and creative activities; ensure regulatory compliance where applicable
  • Contribute to the scholarly and creative activity of FAR
  • Oversee the development of procedures to enhance and track research and creative activity productivity
  • Provide direction and oversight for personnel and fiscal management
  • Teach approximately two to three courses per year within the Department of Art
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    Anticipated Salary Range

    Negotiable based upon qualifications, education, and experience.

    How to Apply

    If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu; search for Job Opening ID 37068.

    Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

    Candidates must submit a statement outlining the philosophy they would apply to directing the Facility for Arts Research as well as a Curriculum Vita Images of work should also be submitted to the committee for review. These documents should be submitted via the online application process or by mail to:

    Office of the Dean, College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance
    Florida State University
    PO Box 3061170
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-1170

    Materials must be postmarked on or before 4/27/2014

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