Job Title: Assistant Professor Department: Art & Art History Job Posted On: February 11, 2020 Job Start Date: August, 2020 Job Type: Full Time Job Status: Tenure Track Search Type: Global Search Job Post ID: 20000292
The Department of Art and Art History invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Photography and Video with extended practice in a related media to begin Fall 2020. Applications will be begin review on February 10, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
The College of New Jersey is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. Grounded in the liberal arts, TCNJ's personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom. TCNJ believes in the transformative power of education to develop critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners and leaders. The College empowers its diverse students, staff, and faculty to sustain and enhance their communities both locally and globally.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
The BFA in Visual Arts is grounded in a strong foundation of core courses, and then allows students to narrow and intensify their focus as they acquire more and diverse skills and as they mature as professional artists. The Visual Arts Major offers specializations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography/Video. All three areas approach the profession as an interdisciplinary, cross-media field that is rooted in the fine arts. Students will develop their unique personal visions, and cultivate a sense of social responsibility as designers, artists, and image creators contributing to our culture, as they become creators and interpreters of the environment in which we live.
The Department is housed in the impressive Art and Interactive Multimedia Building that provides 70,000 square feet of studios, classrooms, computer labs, offices, and display space. The building includes digital arts labs/studios, photography studios, a black and white darkroom, drawing, painting and printmaking studios as well as a wood shop, plaster area, metal fabrication area, and ceramics studio, as well as student exhibition space and The College of New Jersey Art Gallery.
The successful candidate will be an engaging and innovative faculty and artist/scholar who will contribute to the Visual Art major, the Department of Art & Art History, The School of Arts and Communication, and the college community. We are looking for a dedicated colleague who seeks opportunities to contribute to, develop, and shape the future of our program.
The BFA Photography and Video specialization emphasizes digital and traditional practices in which students fluidly explore diverse methods of telling stories. Courses focus on developing technical and conceptual aspects of the mediums while emphasizing the potential of photography and video to engage meaningfully with ideas and culture. This specialization also encourages the exploration and redefinition of the role of photography/video within a contemporary fine art context, allowing for experimentation with image appropriation, presentation, installation, and integration with new genres/related media as well as the creation of interdisciplinary collaborations among students, faculty, and the surrounding community. In addition to photography and video, a candidate who possess working knowledge in other digital media or art forms is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues and help shape the program in response to ongoing industry and pedagogy changes.
1. MFA degree in photography, video, or related media with a minimum two years of successful university-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistantship level.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach photography and video with expertise in related media or art forms that includes interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration with other studios.
3. Demonstrated ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students through teaching, mentorship and recruitment.
4. Technical proficiency with relevant photography, video, and related media equipment and software, including the Adobe Creative Cloud. Must have the ability to teach beginning and advanced courses with a wide range of knowledge of traditional and digital technologies.
5. Established art practice and exhibition record with professional commercial and/or studio experience.
6. Ability to teach in ways that value varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of our students.
7. Excellent communication, writing, and leadership skills.
APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION
Your submission must include a pdf file that contains a letter of intent (explaining how you meet the qualifications), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, 20 examples of your own creative work, 20 examples of your student's work, and the names and contact information of 3 references.
Please do not send additional materials (syllabi, publications, teaching evaluations, etc.) unless requested.
Applications will be begin review on February 10, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. We will offer informational meetings with candidates during the College Art Association, February 12-15th.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
To enrich education through diversity The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. TCNJ is an engaged learning community that is also committed to promoting diversity of thought and experience. We believe that a diverse and inclusive campus and curricula are critical to our educational mission.
Internal Number: 20000292_1582311664
About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.