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Assistant Professor, Media Arts

School of Visual Art and Design

University of South Carolina



The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Media Arts, to commence August 16, 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor. 


We seek candidates who combine professional field experience in narrative film and media making with theoretical and cultural approaches to teaching and research. Experience in storytelling across emerging digital platforms might include, but is not limited to: serialized webisodes, video games, net art, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and mobile/social media. The candidate is expected to maintain a high level of research accomplishment, excellent teaching, and school, college, university, and professional service.


The teaching emphasis is narrative media production, emerging narrative forms, and digital media arts production and postproduction workflows. The successful candidate will teach a range of production courses across a diverse undergraduate and graduate media arts curriculum, from digital media arts foundations to advanced production. MFA or PhD in hand required at start of the position.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should be prepared to upload a letter of application, CV that includes a list of courses taught, and a list of names and contact information of three professional references. 


Applicants must also submit a single pdf file as an email attachment to This file should include: a letter of application; a CV that includes a list of courses taught; a list of names and contact information of three professional references; a teaching statement; a research statement; sample scholarly publications; and samples of individual creative work(s) and of students’ work via link or upload. The total size limit for this file is 25MB. Please name the file as: lastname_firstname_MARTsearch.pdf. Additionally, please submit a proposal for startup budget needs.


The application deadline is December 8, 2017


The School of Visual Art and Design,, employs 34 full-time faculty members who teach classes for over 600 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, IMA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees. 


The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), 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 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, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.