Assistant Professor of Art - Digital Art Foundations

Clemson, SC

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Assistant Professor of Art - Digital Art Foundations

The Department of Art at Clemson University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Digital Art Foundations at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience.

We seek a candidate with a primary studio focus in Digital Art and proficiency in 2D and/or 3D traditional methods. Qualified candidates for Digital Art Foundations are conversant in relevant digital applications and can create and deliver pedagogy for 2D, 3D, and 4D digital art making. In addition to teaching Digital Art Foundations the ideal candidate could teach a second Foundations discipline and will serve as the Foundations Coordinator in a comprehensive foundations program that utilizes traditional and digital art making methods.

The primary responsibility of the Digital Art Foundations position is to teach Digital Art foundations and assume leadership in Foundations Coordination. Foundations Coordination includes curriculum development, coordinating reviews, events and assessment with affiliate faculty and graduate teachers of record.

Teaching responsibilities are centered on ART 1550 Foundations in Digital Art with secondary responsibilities teaching ART 1510 Foundations in Visual Art I (emphasis on 2D Design), and/or ART 1520 Foundations in Visual Art II (emphasis on 3D Design), and/or ART 1050 Foundations Drawing and will include other art studio disciplines or seminar courses as needed, and according to the candidate’s research and qualifications. The average department load is 3/3, and coordinator responsibilities carry a course release for administrative service during the academic year.

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 methods, Digital Foundations and Two-dimensional Design or Three-dimensional Design, and can develop and maintain the Foundations program to prepare first year students for success in progressing in studio courses and contemporary art practice.

Tenure-track faculty must maintain an intensive creative/research agenda, projected towards a national level commensurate with an R1 university. Service to the department, college, and university community is expected. Starting date is August 15, 2024.