Department: UPS Division of Fine Arts and Comm. Std
Advertised Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Advertised Job Summary:
Instructor of Art Education University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina FAC00026PO21
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for an instructor for Art Education position in the Division of Fine Arts & Communication Studies at the rank of instructor starting August 16, 2021 to teach on the Spartanburg and Greenville campus. The successful applicant will serve as coordinator of the undergraduate Art Education program. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking art educator who can model excellence in teaching, foster an inspiring classroom environment, challenge students in innovative ways (including mentoring students in research), promote community and civic engagement, and work collaboratively with colleagues. The candidate will direct the operations of the FOCUS Gallery. Additionally, the candidate will help advise the art education licensure program and develop curricular change to support learning in the twenty-first century. Applicants should exhibit potential for a distinguished career as an innovative teacher/scholar, be actively involved with state and national professional organizations, and understand the current trends and challenges facing art education today. USC Upstate is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The USC Upstate Visual Arts has four full-time faculty that serve an enrollment of over 100 majors in the Bachelor of Art, Studio Art emphasis Graphic Design and BA in Art Education.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who (i) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and (ii) show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a community of outstanding faculty, committed to teaching, scholarship, and service, who explore the human condition through the use of engaging dialogue, critical thinking, and compassionate instruction. With small class sizes and an emphasis on student achievement, our faculty craft unique learning experiences that help students reach their personal and professional goals. The College embraces diversity, encourages meaningful community engagement, and emphasizes scholarly production. For more information, please visit our website at www.uscupstate.edu/academics/college-of-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
1) MFA in Art Education or MFA/MA in a related field; 2) Experience teaching art full-time at the K-12 level; 3) Evidence of scholarship/creative activity; 4) Ability to model quality teaching.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in art education.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 94181
About The University of South Carolina
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.