Assistant Professor, Media Arts/Creative Coding, University of South Carolina

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Media Arts, to commence August 16, 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek candidates with art and design production expertise in emerging media fields, including creative coding, physical computing, digital fabrication, gaming, new media, and other digital-native media content creation workflows. A successful candidate situates their artmaking with theoretical and cultural approaches to their teaching and research, and will be expected to maintain a high level of creative accomplishment, excellent teaching, and school, college, university, and professional service.

The teaching emphasis will be in new media production, emerging media forms, and digital media arts production and postproduction workflows. A successful applicant should be willing to teach a range of production courses across a diverse undergraduate and graduate media arts curriculum, from digital media arts foundations to advanced production in several specialties. Appropriate terminal degree in hand required at start of the position.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should be prepared to upload PDFs to that system which should include:

  • letter of application that includes description of research/practice and pedagogy;
  • complete CV that includes links to relevant artwork, publications, and student work examples;
  • a list and descriptions of courses taught;
  • names and contact information, including telephone number and email, of three professional references;
  • a one-page budget outlining potential research-related startup expenses in your first two years (this may include materials, supplies, travel, or professional development).

The application deadline is December 3, 2018.


The School of Visual Art and Design employs 33 full-time faculty members who teach classes for over 600 majors in four disciplines: art education, art history, media arts, and studio art. The School, which is accredited with NASAD and NCATE, offers BA, BFA, IMA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees.

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “”Best Colleges”” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.