Assistant /Associate Professor of Art/Department Chair (FT 049) Tenure-Track

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CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2021 list of the nation’s top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this “Top Ten” ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publication’s prestigious ranking for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Claflin University ninth overall among the schools in the Best Regional Colleges in the South rankings.


The Art Department seeks to hire a chairperson that will be a visionary leader for a historic department at Claflin University. This person should be familiar with NASAD accreditation and art in the secondary school system. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: recruiting, supervising and evaluating faculty, fundraising, managing departmental budget, teaching Art courses, academic advising, research and grantsmanship, service to the University and community, scholarly research, and other professional and supervisory activities.  Preferred candidate should have experience in Art and Design. Candidate should be familiar with interactive media and art technology in general. This person would also serve as the Director of the Arthur Rose Museum.


The successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching and advising.  Doctorate or terminal degree in an Art or Design related field is strongly preferred.


SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website Please visit: ( Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. Please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least five references.  Send all the above materials via email to:


Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia St.

Orangeburg, SC 29115

Email: [email protected]





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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2022
Work Type: Full Time