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Florence Teaching Appointment

Each summer, the Department of Art History offers up to two appointments for doctoral students to teach in Italy on the FSU International Programs Florence campus. Appointees spend class time with students on site in Florence’s many museums, galleries, monuments, and churches, and join the entire program on excursions to other cities in Italy. The program offers a unique opportunity for doctoral students to further their teaching experience as well as their own research abroad before or after the teaching appointment.


Each doctoral student who receives a Florence Teaching Appointment is responsible for teaching a single section of ARH 2000 – Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision during one of two six-week summer sessions. Alternatively, one doctoral student may be appointed for both sessions. Round-trip airfare and  housing are provided, as well as a $2000 stipend per session.

The application deadline for the summer 2023 appointment is September 20, 2022. Doctoral students in good standing should express their interest in this position to the Academic Program Specialist, Emily Johnson, in the form of a CV and a letter that details teaching qualifications, prior travel experience, and how the opportunity will help advance their research.

For more details see these posts from past International Programs appointees:

Florence is the Classroom: Rachel Carlisle’s Summer International Teaching Appointment

Ashley Lindeman Inaugurates New Florence Program Teaching Post for PhD Students