Drew University, a highly selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, invites applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art position in Photography/Digital Media. The successful candidate will teach six, four-credit courses per year in the areas of digital media and/or photography. Potential courses include: digital imaging; digital photography; digital video; digital animation; film photography; intermediate/upper-level courses in these areas; first-year writing seminar. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval.
Requirements: An MFA and at least two years of college teaching are required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher, accomplishment as an artist, knowledge of the history and contemporary theory relevant to their practice, and administrative ability.
We’re interested in candidates with deep knowledge in at least one of these areas, along with the experience and flexibility to teach across several. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to working within an interdisciplinary liberal arts college.
Application: To apply, please send the materials listed below to https://drewartdepartment.slideroom.com by March 9, 2018. Please submit 10-20 portfolio images. For time-based work, submit up to 5 examples (totalling less than 5 minutes in length) via video files or Vimeo/YouTube links. In addition, please upload the following:
A PDF with 20 examples of student work
A PDF compiling a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, a list of courses you would be able to teach.
A PDF compiling examples of three course syllabi
About Drew University: Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.
About Drew University
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.