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The new Florida State University Museum Education and Exhibitions program within the Department of Art Education has a position available for an assistant professor whose focus is on education, research, and service in museum education and visitor-centered exhibitions.

The successful candidate will have:
– a graduate degree in museum education or art museum education as well as   an earned doctorate in a closely related field
– an established record of published research and presentations on museum education or art museum education and exhibitions
– knowledge of current trends in museum education or art museum education and exhibition teams
– experience in team curation or visitor-centered exhibitions
– experience collaborating and working as part of a team
– professional museum education or art museum education work experience (>3 years)
– experience supervising interns in a museum setting
– experience evaluating museum exhibitions using quantitative and qualitative methods
– full-time university teaching experience in museum education, art museum education, or closely related field
– experience supervising student projects and research
– documented success in student recruitment
– an international museum focus

The Department of Art Education maintains a strong commitment to the philosophy of art for life and especially social justice issues.  It is the oldest department of its kind in the Southeast and one of the elite art education departments in North America, and has recently become solely a graduate program department. The department is accredited through both NCATE and NASAD. The department offers master’s degrees in art education, arts administration, and art therapy and the doctorate in art education with specializations in art education, arts administration, art therapy, and museum education and exhibitions.  The department recently moved into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility with the Departments of Interior Design and Art History from the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.

The Museum Education and Exhibitions program at Florida State University is the first in the nation to offer this timely and important hybrid of a museum’s education and exhibitions functions. The new major places a priority on addressing the educational needs of museum visitors through programming and exhibitions. Making best advantage of the expertise and resources available through the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and the John and Mable Ringling Museum, the program will initially have an emphasis on art museum education and exhibitions, although students interested in working in other types of museums will be welcome.

Review of applications begins upon the closing date of this advertisement at Job Opening ID: 36506. Title: Assistant Professor- Art Education. You can view and apply for this job at:

We will conduct initial phone interviews after that date and will be inviting excellent candidates to interview on campus.  The successful candidate will begin August, 2014. The department values diversity and the University is an equal-opportunity employer. For consideration, please send a letter of application, including a brief articulation of your teaching philosophy and research goals; your curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; copies of your published articles; any other curriculum work  or writings you deem appropriate to:

Department of Art Education/
Museum Education and Exhibition Program Search Committee
1043 William Johnston Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL  32306-1232

Applicants must also apply through Florida State University at

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

For questions about your application or the position, please contact
Pat Villeneuve,
Director of Arts Administration,