Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Digital and Lens-Based Media

Job description

Wofford College’s Department of Art and Art History seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor of studio art with an emphasis in digital and lens-based media to begin in the fall semester of 2019.

The Department of Art and Art History is housed within the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, a new landmark on the Wofford campus completed in 2017. The 65,000-square-foot building includes art studios, museum, permanent collection storage and gallery space, in addition to classrooms, offices and theatre facilities. For more information regarding the Department of Art and Art History, please visit online at

Wofford College is located just north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C., which is approximately 30 miles from Greenville, S.C., and about an hour from both Asheville and Charlotte, N.C. The college has operated continuously on its original campus, which was designated a National Historic District in 1974, since its founding in 1854. Spartanburg is a growing and diverse community that supports seven college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, professionally active artist dedicated to pedagogy who will help develop a growing studio arts program at a liberal arts college. The candidiate’s studio practice and pedagogy must demonstrate material, formal and theoretical engagement with emerging digital media, informed by a broad knowledge of the history of lens-based imaging and its contemporary studio practice. Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite is expected, and experience with a breadth of digital and new media is preferred. Wofford faculty are teacher-practitioners with a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship.

The faculty teaching load is 3/1/3 and will include foundations courses, digital photography and advanced courses in the selected candidate’s area of expertise. This schedule reflects the January Interim term in which faculty teach an experiential or project-based course. Departmental and college-wide service will include oversight of the digital studio facilities and student employees, assistance with student exhibitions, advising students and serving on academic committees. To earn tenure, faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, continued scholarly development and service to the college.


  • MFA in studio art or closely related area or equivalent terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
  • Significant experience and engagement with digital and lens-based media, as demonstrated by the portfolio and professional record.

Please email all the following application materials to [email protected] Review of applications will begin on Nov. 20, 2018, and will remain open until the position is filled.

  1. Three recommendation letters emailed directly from the recommender to [email protected], labeled Recommendation_applicantLASTNAME.PDF
  2. A PDF including the following documents and portfolios. Please label the PDF: LASTNAME_firstname.PDF
  • Cover letter, current curriculum vitae, artist statement and statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Portfolio of no more than 20 images of creative work. For time-based work, submit up to 10 examples (totaling less than 10 minutes in length) via links to Vimeo, YouTube or similar hosting site links. For each artwork, please list title, date, media and dimensions. • Portfolio of no more than 20 images of past students’ creative work for which the applicant was the instructor of record. For time-based work, submit up to 10 examples (totaling less than 5 minutes in length) via links to Vimeo, YouTube or similar hosting site links.

The college’s non-discrimination statement, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, is Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.  Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.




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Posted: 9/27/2018
Application Due: 11/26/2018
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