Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of studio art with an emphasis in digital and lens-based media to begin in the fall semester of 2022. The Department of Art and Art History is housed within the Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts, a new landmark on the Wofford campus completed in 2017. The 65,000 square-foot building includes art studios, museum, permanent collection storage and gallery space, in addition to classrooms, offices and theatre facilities. For more information, please visit online at Department of Art and Art History.
The selected incumbent will be a dynamic, professionally active artist dedicated to pedagogy who will help develop a growing studio arts program at a liberal arts college. The incumbent’s studio practice and pedagogy must demonstrate material, formal and theoretical engagement with emerging digital media, informed by a broad knowledge of the history of lens-based imaging and its contemporary studio practice. Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite is expected, and experience with a breadth of digital media is preferred. Wofford faculty are teacher-practitioners with a high aptitude for and interest
in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship. The faculty teaching load is 3-1-3, and will include courses in new media and digital photography, with the potential to develop courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise. This schedule reflects the January Interim term, in which faculty teach an experiential or project-based course. Departmental and college-wide service will include oversight of the digital studio facilities and student lab monitors, assistance with student exhibitions, advising students and serving on academic committees. Management of the digital studio will entail coordination with IT Services to ensure the 20 Mac stations continue operating correctly, updating software as necessary and managing digital equipment, such as inkjet printers, projectors, media players and other devices. To earn tenure, faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, continued scholarly development and service to the college.
- MFA in studio art or closely related area or equivalent terminal degree.
- Demonstrated effective teaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
- Significant experience and engagement with digital and lens-based media, as demonstrated by the portfolio and professional record.
Application materials should be emailed to StudioArtJob@wofford.edu. Application materials include:
(1) three recommendation letters emailed directly from the recommender to StudioArtJob@wofford.edu labeled Recommendation_applicantLASTNAME.PDF, and
(2) a single PDF (labeled LASTNAME_firstname.pdf) that includes all the following documents and portfolios:
- Cover letter, current curriculum vitae, artist statement and statement of teaching philosophy.
- Portfolio of no more than 20 images of creative work. For time-based work, submit up to 10 excerpts (totaling less than 15 minutes in length) via links to Vimeo, YouTube or similar hosting site links. For each artwork, please list title, date, media and dimensions.
- Portfolio of no more than 20 images of past students’ creative work for which the applicant was the instructor of record. For time-based work, submit up to 10 examples (totaling less than 10 minutes in length) via links to Vimeo, YouTube or similar hosting sites. For each artwork, indicate course name, course level, assignment name and media. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2021, and will remain open until the position is filled.
Please contact the search committee via StudioArtJob@wofford.edu if you have additional questions.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a private liberal arts residential college located a few blocks north of downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina. Wofford offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,770 undergraduates and is nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty and study abroad participation. Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 290 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community supports 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams and numerous student organizations, including honor societies, professional organizations, faith-based organizations, club sports and three publications.