The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University is seeking applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing to begin August 2018.
The Visual Arts Program of the Edwards College seeks a dynamic and passionate painter who will participate in advancing and growing our visual arts program. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record as well as an intricate knowledge of the media. The candidate will be fluent in the practice and teaching of traditional painting and drawing techniques, material methodologies, as well as demonstrate an ability to integrate contemporary creative concepts into the undergraduate classroom. Candidates should have a strong background in painting and drawing practices and demonstrate a pedagogical openness to exploring the mediums beyond conventional practice. The candidate will be expected teach at all levels of painting and drawing. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the university core.
Candidates should hold an MFA/terminal degree in a studio practice emphasizing painting and drawing. Candidates should have a minimum of two years teaching experience beyond the assistantship level. Candidates should have a successful record of professional activity and research in their field. Salary is nationally competitive.
The Department of Visual Arts accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) is housed in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts building. This 110,000 square foot facility, equipped with smart classrooms and a Grecian open-air courtyard, is the largest building on campus. Coastal Carolina University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
Application Process: We plan to conduct phone interviews prior to the CAA conference, and bring candidates to campus based on those interviews. Candidates must complete an online application at http://jobs.coastal.edu. For the online application process the applicant must submit PDF documents, no larger than 2MB each or web links to the files, for the following information: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, 20 Examples of Research or Personal Work, 20 Examples of Student Work, and Reference list with contact information. The online application will require the submission of three references with contact information. An email will be automatically generated requesting letters of recommendation from these specific references. To ensure full consideration application materials must be received by December 30, 2017. Address all correspondence to: Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing, Department of Visual Arts, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 29528-6054
Coastal Carolina University is building a diverse faculty and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.