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Information on Applying

We are excited that you are interested in applying to be a faculty member at the University of Florida Design Department! Please review all links included here for more information to aid in the application process. 

International Memberships

​​As of 2022, the Design Program in the UF School of Art + Art History is a Full Member of Cumulus Association, the leading global association to serve art and design education and research. This membership directly expands the opportunities and possibilities for students and faculty in Graphic Design and Design & Visual Communications to connect, collaborate, and innovate globally in pedagogy, practice, and research.

Learn About Cumulus

National Memberships

Institutional Member: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD),

Accredited by NASAD (re-accreditation: 2022)

Individual Memberships (Faculty): AIGA, the association for design, Design History Society, Design Research Society, and College Art Association

Learn About NASAD

Tenure and Promotion Criteria

In 2020, the Design Faculty proposed new Tenure and Promotion Criteria to better reflect the reality of the communication design practice at a research-intensive institution. After a positive vote by school faculty, approval by the UF administration, and a consultation with the United Faculty of Florida – UF, the Criteria went into effect in 2021 and is now the standard for design faculty in the School of Art + Art History. Criteria begin on page 15 of the School of Art + Art History Bylaws. 

Full Guidelines

Tenure-track Faculty Probationary Period

The College of the Arts: 7 years

“A faculty member in a tenure-eligible position must pursue nomination for tenure no later than the beginning of the last year of the tenure probationary period. Consideration can be given to an earlier date if the candidate’s record meets criteria for distinction (a determination made by the faculty member in consultation with the Chair).”

View Page 2 of the Guidelines

Collective BarGaining Agreement

Link to Agreement