Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts or Ph.D. in Photography, or related field of studio art; A demonstrated commitment to studio foundations and interdisciplinary practice; An ability to collaborate across all disciplines represented by the department; Teaching experience in photography and at least on other medium or area, giving evidence of interdisciplinary expertise; Ability to teach upper-division photography classes, as well as the following interdisciplinary Studio Art courses: Art 02 - The Artist in Contemporary Culture; and Art 03 - Medium and Message; Familiarity with a wide range of photographic equipment and processes; Demonstrated artistic achievement as evidenced by a record of artistic exhibition and academic research in photo-based interdisciplinary art; Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, such as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experiences; Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
Responsibilities: Teach existing and develop new foundations, interdisciplinary and photography courses; Work across disciplines in the arts to engage with emerging trends at the intersection of contemporary art, pedagogical practice, and entrepreneurial skills that foster connections with industry professionals; Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement; Effectiveness in academic assignment; service on department, college, and university committees; and continuing creative and professional activity are required to achieve tenure and promotion.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 17, 2018.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedure: For full consideration, a letter of application, a link to an online portfolio or body of work, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research/creative activity plans, three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded to https://apply.interfolio.com/44612 by 12 p.m. on January 9, 2018. Please note that original transcripts will be required from all finalists after preliminary screening. Questions about the position can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Art Department offers BA degrees in Art Education and Studio Practice, BA and MA in Art History & Visual Culture, and BFA and MFA degrees in Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial Art, and Spatial Art to approximately 450 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students.
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