Washington University teaching position

Washington University in St. Louis seeks Photography Instructor


Assistant Professor in Art: Photography

Washington University in St. Louis
Date PostedSep. 22, 2017
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor in Art: Photography
  • Department:  School of Art
  • Institution:  Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Application DeadlineNov. 15, 2017

  • Job CategoriesAssistant Professor
  • Academic FieldsArt – Photography
  • Position Start DateAugust 2018

The faculty seeks a dynamic colleague with a focus on photography as it relates to contemporary practice and emerging technologies. The ideal candidate will have expertise in digital media and traditional darkroom processes, familiarity with time-based media, and an interest in teaching beginning and advanced students. The person who holds this position will lead the future of digital imaging and photography in the College and Graduate School of Art, as well as help define its role in the broader context of the university. This could include collaborating with departments around the school and campus with interests in photojournalism and the visual culture of photography, such as American Culture Studies, Communication Design, Fashion, Architecture, and Art History. Photography is viewed as a vital part of our activities and we anticipate its programmatic growth over time.

It is expected that the person in this position will teach the equivalent of five courses per academic year, conduct ambitious research and creative activity, participate in student advising and mentoring, and provide leadership to the school, university, and profession.

An MFA, a record of significant professional activity, and a demonstrated ability to teach at the college level are required. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of art history and a strong understanding of contemporary critical and theoretical concerns. Successful candidates will have an interest in collaborative teaching and research, as well as a commitment to building an interdisciplinary curriculum in the context of art, architecture, and design education.

Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a letter of intent with a current CV, a description of area of professional practice/creative activity/research, approximately 10-20 samples of visual work in PDF form, a brief summary of teaching and leadership approaches, and samples of student work.

Applications must be submitted digitally: https://samfoxschool.slideroom.com/#/login/program/36219/ZPky82awsL

Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2017.

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