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Assistant/Associate Professor - Visual Computing

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Visual Computing

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Nov 13, 2023

Faculty Positions in the Visual Computing Division within the School of Computing

The Division of Visual Computing within Clemson University’s School of Computing is hiring to enhance and complement our current strengths in the broad areas of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, including but not limited to Graphics, Graphics-related Machine Learning, Visualization, Animation, Simulation, Rendering, Motion, Robotics, Computer Vision, Gaze Sensing, XR, Human Modeling, Game Development, and general Digital Production. The Visual Computing Division invites applications for tenure-track faculty at all levels for positions to start Fall 2024. Faculty in the Division are members of the School of Computing alongside Divisions of Computer Science and Human-Centered Computing, and the Visual Computing Division also supports an interdisciplinary graduate program in Digital Production Arts with graduates highly successful in the animation, visual-effects, and game development industries.

Clemson has had continued growth and increase in student enrollment through the global pandemic. The School of Computing has 38 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, twelve full-time non-tenure track faculty, more than 1,000 undergraduate majors, and over 260 graduate students. The School offers twelve degrees at the Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate levels in Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, Digital Production Arts, Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics, and an interdisciplinary master’s program in Systems Engineering. For additional details, please see

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission being a model for the 21st Century land grant university.

The University, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, and the School of Computing are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( In addition, Clemson University recognizes that many prospective candidates for faculty positions at Clemson have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the university and in the surrounding community.

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate.

The School of Computing offers potential for location at one of three campuses that interact together: the historic main campus in Clemson, the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) in Greenville, and the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) in North Charleston. The town of Clemson, city population of about 20,000, is ranked #1 in the United States for “town-and-gown” relations and is nestled among beautiful lakes and foothills with nearby waterfalls, mountains, and other beautiful natural scenery to be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts. CU-ICAR is a 250-acre campus midway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA on the Interstate 85 corridor. Greenville, city population of about 70,000, has been a model for urban planning and renewal, making it the most popular upstate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Livability recently ranked it one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country. The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at CURI holds approximately 70,000 square-feet of facilities, overlooks the Cooper River, and is located near historic Charleston, the largest city in the state with downtown population of about 140,000. The historic port city, founded in 1670, is often cited for its beauty, history, food, livability, business climate, and romantic appeal, often topping the list of Travel and Leisure magazine’s best destination list for the past many years. The state-of-the-art facilities host regular interactions among faculty, staff, students, and private industry in an enjoyable and creative environment with close proximity to the CHS International Airport, the historic downtown, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, and Summerville.

We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.


An earned doctorate or equivalent is required for this tenure track position.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following materials to Interfolio:

  • A Cover Letter indicating your specialties and interests
  • CV 
  • Statement of Teaching Interest
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) statement including description of the candidate’s experience mentoring diverse individuals and how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the School;
  • Contact information for securing three confidential reference letters

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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