Assistant/Associate Professor of Studio Art
Claflin University, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With an enrollment of approximately 2000 students from every region of the United States and 14 countries, Claflin University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate degrees in 34 areas and three graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Biotechnology, and the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Art at Claflin University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Studio Art, with a focus in Painting. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the painting area and overseeing development of the sources and physical infrastructure of the studio classrooms; designing and teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses; and teaching some foundation courses to undergraduate students. The candidate will have the opportunity to define courses, including, ones that incorporate other media into painting.
QUALIFICATIONS: MFA is required; or equivalent, one to two years of teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred. The successful candidate should have a substantial exhibition practice engaged primarily with painting and an active record as a painter. Must possess a strong working knowledge of painting history, an in-depth knowledge of painting techniques, a broad command of the technical skills necessary for contemporary image-making, and working knowledge of other image-making processes. Expertise in traditional painting media, knowledge of the history, an understanding of contemporary painting/art issues, and ability to articulate contemporary theory and current debates on art required. Candidate should have knowledge of other fine art skills such as sculpture, printmaking, and/or digital media.
SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
SPECIAL NOTE: Effective January 1, 2011, all new hires must pass a criminal background check.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit a Claflin University Faculty Application, letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, 20 candidate work samples and 20 of the candidate’s students work samples (work samples may be submitted as a digital slide presentation on DVD and/or via an online Web link, three current letters of recommendation, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references to:
Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Human Resources Office
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Email: [email protected] Office Number: 803-535-5234
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number: 803-535-5635
Equal Opportunity Employer