Winthrop University

Adjunct Faculty – Fine Arts


Fine Arts is seeking adjunct faculty with expertise in various content areas. Our needs for adjunct faculty vary from semester to semester, but typically include:

  • Foundations (2D design, Drawing, 3D Design)
  • Jewelry/Metals
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Art History
  • Interdisciplinary Studio Art

About the Fine Arts Department
The Department of Fine Arts at Winthrop, one of four academic units within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is a creative community that offers a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to Fine Arts. An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs including: Bachelor of Arts in Art, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Bachelor of Fine Arts (with emphasis in Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Video), and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Fine Arts students at Winthrop learn by doing; including the design, commission, and execution of public art projects; solo and group exhibitions on and off campus; collaborative and community-based activities within the Charlotte-metro area; and internships/workshops. Collaboration and interdisciplinary work is encouraged at every level of the Fine Arts curriculum.

About the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is the academic home to approximately 600 undergraduate students majoring in dance, design, fine arts, music and theatre, and approximately 50 graduate students in six graduate programs and one post-baccalaureate certificate program. The College currently has 59 full-time faculty and 50 part-time lecturers, practicing professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. Winthrop’s academic programs are nationally accredited by NASAD, NAST, NASD, NASM and CIDA. In addition, Winthrop’s arts education programs (art, music, theatre, and dance) are accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

About Winthrop University
Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Adjunct faculty at Winthrop University must have a master’s degree or higher with 18 credits of graduate coursework in the teaching area. For graduate level instruction, the candidate must hold a terminal degree in a related field to the course to be taught.

Application Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants are asked to apply via Interfolio and upload the following documents:

  • a letter of interest addressed to Karen Oremus, Department Chair
  • curriculum vitae
  • unofficial transcripts
  • 10-20 examples of professional and student work available online and submitted as a URL

Questions can be addressed to Karen Oremus, Department Chair of Fine Arts, oremusk@winthrop.edu.

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