Assistant Professor of Art (Tenure-track), University of South Carolina Aiken (Aiken, SC)
Monday, October 30, 2017 07:49 PM

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art to begin August 16, 2018. Requirements: Master in Fine Arts degree, at least 3-years college-level teaching experience, and a record of teaching effectiveness, service, and creative/scholarly activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in foundations, drawing, painting, and digital media (e.g., web design and digital illustration). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to offer courses in their area of specialization. The teaching load is 3/3.

Other responsibilities include providing service to the department, campus and community, participating in campus life and recruitment, and maintaining current scholarly/creative activities.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.

USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs. The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit: www.usca.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79870. Please submit the following documents with your online application: curriculum vitae; letter of application with your teaching philosophy; and contact information for 3 professional references.

In addition, please submit a PDF of professional work (20 images) and student work (10 images) via Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/request/nDnjLT6L6xdGAKzvMjVU. Files should be labeled using the following format: “lastName_firstName_portfolio.pdf.”

Send copies of your unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jeremy Culler, Search Committee Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. Culler at jeremyc@usca.edu. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE employer.