Post-Doctoral Fellow - Department of Art

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Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: Art
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Department of Art

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Art at Clemson University is pleased to invite applications for the Provost's Pathway Fellows Program to begin Fall 2019. This Post-Doctoral (or Post-MFA) position is designed to support academic diversity and the development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research and teaching careers, and who are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professional faculties of U.S. colleges and universities.

The position will require conducting an individual research agenda, with responsibility to teach a reduced load of regular courses that are part of the foundational curriculum for Art majors, and may also be open to other Clemson University students. The fellow will be encouraged to develop an original course related to their specialty. The appointment is a two-year term, and expected to begin August 15, 2019. All Clemson faculty hold office hours and participate fully in department, college, and university activities.

Salary is competitive and includes benefits. Fellows will also receive research and travel support, as well as faculty mentoring.


Applicants must be qualified in one of the following two disciplines:

  1. ART HISTORY: Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on modern and/or contemporary art specializing in art of the African diaspora, African-American art, and critical race theory. Expertise in the history of slavery in the Americas and plantation culture in the South to support Clemson University's Land-grant mission is desirable. In addition to teaching, the fellow will participate in an ongoing assessment of global art perspective and their integration into the current degree programs to effect long-term curricular changes.
  2. DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on three-dimensional and digital design foundations to promote essential visual, creative, cultural and design literacies through disciplined studio and research practices, intellectual challenge, and interdisciplinary exchange. Expertise in three-dimensional fabrication (according to specialty), and new design technologies such as digital fabrication, virtual reality, or other emerging technologies is desired.

Applicants should hold a PhD (Art History), MFA (Design Foundations),or other terminal degree in their discipline by the start date, and preferably with the past four years. Applicants who have not yet been awarded the degree, but will have degree in hand by August 15, 2019, should submit a letter from their department chair confirming that the degree is expected by the start date.


Review of qualified candidates will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by October 1, 2018. Search will continue until position is filled. Please apply with the following via Interfolio:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable, official will be required for hire)
  4. Personal Statement - A two-page description of the candidate's current and future research plans, teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Work Samples - Art History: Writing Sample, OR,DesignFoundations: Portfolio of 20 images of personal work, and 20 images of student work (if available)
  6. Three professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 9/5/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2018
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