Visiting Assistant Professor - Sculpture

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

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Visiting Assistant Professor - Sculpture

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Mar 17, 2022

The Department of Art at Clemson University is pleased to invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture to teach across undergraduate and graduate studio art courses to begin in Fall 2022. This is a one-year visiting appointment for the 2022-2023 academic year and may be renewable. The Department of Art intends to conduct a tenure-track faculty search in the coming year. We seek a candidate with vision towards integrating contemporary sculpture practices in both traditional and expanded media within our dynamic team-taught programs.

The primary responsibility of the Visiting Assistant Professor position is contributing to our nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate coursework in Sculpture, participation in team teaching activities, and additional teaching possible in Foundations, Art Appreciation, or other studio or seminar courses as needed according to the candidate’s qualifications.

The average department load is 3/3 with research and service.

Salary is commensurate with experience.


We seek a colleague who will possess robust knowledge of technique, theory, and history of art practice as well as full knowledge of current health and safety practices. The ideal candidate would demonstrate through their portfolio and CV that they have skills in contemporary and traditional sculpture processes and can enhance and maintain the Sculpture studio.

Faculty maintain an intensive creative/research agenda, projected towards a national level commensurate with an R1 university. Service to the department, college, and the university community is expected.

Starting date is August 15, 2022.

MFA in Sculpture or equivalent is required by start date, with two to three years of professional or university teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin April 15th, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio for full consideration (

  • Cover Letter addressing the candidates interest in the position and describing current creative practice, teaching, and experience working with diversity and equity.
  • CV
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample syllabi in Sculpture, Foundations or related courses
  • A portfolio of 20 samples of personal work, and 20 samples of student work.
  • Three professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • Academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable, official will be required for hire).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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