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School of Visual Art and Design

Open Positions

The School of Visual Art and Design has three open instructor positions in 2022-2023. 

Instructor, 2D Studio Art

The School of Visual Art and Design seeks a colleague for a professional track 2D Studio Art Instructor position beginning August 16, 2022. This is a teaching position for a practitioner working across disciplinary boundaries; ideally the person has strengths in a combination of drawing, painting, and printmaking, with previous experience teaching at the university level. This Instructor will teach a range of undergraduate 2D studio art courses primarily at introductory and intermediate levels and, as needed, at the advanced level. The position is a course load of 4/4 with a focus on pedagogy in 2D art practices; there are no service or research requirements, but serving on graduate thesis committees is welcomed and encouraged. This position also requires the candidate to collaborate successfully with faculty and graduate students on curriculum matters. A terminal degree in the field is required (MFA or PhD). This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The successful candidate will be versed in a range of traditional and contemporary image-making practices, and will offer students a framework through which these discourses and practices can be critically addressed. The candidate will be a dynamic teacher and practicing artist skilled in multiple 2D visual art disciplines, including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical projects and coursework that supports the School of Visual Art and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences’ commitment to equity and inclusion, and that fosters an inclusive, diverse, and accessible experience for all students.

All applicants should fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/115955

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • CV that includes link to a portfolio of candidate’s current visual artwork
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and list of courses taught
  • Sample syllabi (one or more) for a 2D visual art course, as developed and taught by the candidate
  • A statement describing your experience with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Accessibility, and Justice (DEIBAJ) activities and explaining how that experience informs your teaching and mentoring
  • 15-20 images of relevant student work (PDF format or URL link)
  • Contact information for three references familiar with the candidate’s academic work history (letters will be requested from finalists).

Application review will begin March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, contact the search chair, Associate Professor Sara Schneckloth, schneckloth@sc.edu

The School of Visual Art and Design employs 38 full-time faculty members who teach classes for approximately 650 majors in four disciplines: art education, art history, media arts, and studio art. The School, which is accredited with NASAD and NCATE, offers BA, BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees. The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia, three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union, and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs.

The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse and engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

 

Instructor, Graphic Design + Illustration

The School of Visual Art and Design Art Studio BFA Graphic Design and Illustration program seeks a colleague for a professional track Instructor position beginning August 16, 2022. This is a teaching position that collaborates with design faculty to teach foundational skills in graphic design, including support for an annual student portfolio review for student progression into the Graphic Design and Illustration (GD+I) BFA concentration. The position is a course load of 4/4 with a focus on pedagogy in design education; there are no service or research requirements. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

We seek a designer and design educator to thoughtfully contribute to our Art Studio Foundations program. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher and designer who is fluent in current design technology and deeply connected to pedagogical practices, discourses of historical and contemporary design and design methods. The successful candidate will be versed in historical and theoretical knowledge of graphic design and will offer students a framework through which these discourses and practices can be addressed. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to projects and coursework that supports the School of Visual Art and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences’ commitment to equity and inclusion, and that fosters an inclusive, diverse, and accessible experience for all students. This position also requires the candidate to collaborate successfully with faculty, adjunct Instructors and graduate students on curriculum matters. A terminal degree in the field is required (MFA, PhD).

All applicants should fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/115953

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • CV that includes URLs to relevant design artwork and/or design publication, and list of courses taught
  • A statement describing your experience with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Accessibility, and Justice (DEIBAJ) activities and explaining how that experience informs your teaching and mentoring
  • Sample syllabi developed and taught by the candidate
  • Three to five samples of student design work (PDF format or URL link)
  • Three references familiar with your academic work history

Application review will begin March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, contact the search chair, Professor Marius Valdes, valdesm@mailbox.sc.edu

The School of Visual Art and Design employs 38 full-time faculty members who teach classes for approximately 650 majors in four disciplines: art education, art history, media arts, and studio art. The School, which is accredited with NASAD and NCATE, offers BA, BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees. The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia, three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union, and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs.

The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse and engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

 

Instructor of Photography

The School of Visual Art and Design Art Studio BFA Photography program seeks a colleague for a professional track Instructor position beginning August 16, 2022. This is a teaching position that collaborates with photography faculty to teach across the photography curriculum, with primary focus on our large foundations level course, Photography for Non-Majors. The position is a course load of 3/3 with a focus on pedagogy. An additional responsibility of the position is to manage the School’s photography facilities, provide guidance for its use and maintenance, and ensure compliance with university health and safety guidelines. There are no research or service requirements with this appointment. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with a broad understanding of the history of photography, particularly within the context of contemporary art. The successful candidate will be versed in darkroom photography, digital and film cameras, digital output, and studio lighting and have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to projects and coursework that supports the objectives of the BFA Photography concentration within Art Studio, and that fosters an inclusive, diverse, and accessible experience for all students. This position also requires the candidate to collaborate successfully with adjunct Instructors and graduate students on curriculum matters. A terminal degree in the field is required (MFA, PhD).

All applicants should fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/115946

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest
  • CV that includes URLs to relevant artwork, exhibitions, and/or publications, and list of courses taught at the collegiate level
  • A statement describing your experience with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Accessibility, and Justice (DEIBAJ) activities and explaining how that experience informs your teaching and mentoring
  • Sample syllabi developed and taught by the candidate
  • 10 samples of student work (PDF format or URL link)
  • Three references familiar with your academic work history

Application review will begin March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, contact the search chair, Professor Kathleen Robbins, robbins@mailbox.sc.edu

The School of Visual Art and Design employs 38 full-time faculty members who teach classes for approximately 650 majors in four disciplines: art education, art history, media arts, and studio art. The School, which is accredited with NASAD and NCATE, offers BA, BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees. The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia, three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union, and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs.  The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse and engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


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