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Assistant Professor, Art Education

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 Art Education, to commence fall 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The ideal candidate would be able to teach a wide variety of courses including secondary art methods, community-based art education, and qualitative and arts-based research methodologies to our BFA, MA, MAT, and IMA students in Art Education; and would also have an expertise in teaching art to non-majors, supervising preservice art teachers in their final student teaching semester, and coordinating the Young Artists Workshop program. Experience developing and delivering online curriculum is highly desired. The position requires a PhD or EdD in the field of art education, curriculum and instruction, or visual culture studies with K-12 teaching experience. Expectations will include maintaining a high level of research accomplishment, excellent teaching, and school, college, university, and professional service.


All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:


Applicants must also submit a single pdf file as an email attachment to This file must include a letter of application, a CV that includes a list of courses taught and names and contact information of three professional references, a teaching statement, a research statement, sample scholarly publication, and 10 images of personal creative work and 10 of students’ work. The total size limit for this this file is 25MB. Please save file as lastname_firstname_ARTEsearch.pdf 


The application deadline is January 2, 2017.


The School of Visual Art and Design,, employs 34 full-time faculty members who teach classes for over 560 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’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research activity”.  The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.   


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 or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.