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School of Visual Art and Design

Jobs 2019-2020

Assistant Professor, Media Arts/3D Digital Media  

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, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who incorporate a wide range of digital animation-related skills into their creative practice. This can include, but is not limited to, 3D rendering, model/asset creation, rigging, texturing, deployment pipelines, inverse kinematics, and general applied usage across a wide range of platforms (including cinema, gaming, and VR). A successful candidate’s research will bring together forward-thinking methods of animation and creative prowess as demonstrated by a record of exhibition and recognition approaching a national level.

The teaching emphasis will be in general media education, 3D animation, traditional animation, digital performance, game development, and other emerging art forms. A successful candidate will provide our students with a robust skill set that will support their ability to develop digital arts-related media and experiences, while using new animation technologies. 

 A successful applicant will 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. The successful candidate must have the appropriate terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2020.

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 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 January 6, 2020.

 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, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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