Studio Art-Photographic Arts

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Oct 08, 2016
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810397

Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach photographic arts at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will be an essential member of the photography program, working with other faculty on curriculum development, facilities management, coordination of instructors, and scheduling concerns. The candidate will also teach as part of the wider graduate studio faculty in the department. Importantly, the candidate will conduct a program of creative research and production that can build towards tenure. Other responsibilities include: participation in departmental duties such as student advising and mentorship; program assessment and management; service to departmental, college and university committees; and participation in community outreach and program recruitment.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, nine-month position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art in Photographic Arts, beginning fall semester, 2017. The successful candidate shall demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, and university and community service. The Department of Art and Art History especially values the importance of a diverse and inclusive community; minorities, women and/or those who identify as LGBTQ, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an important team member of the photography program, an evolving media area within an exciting, dynamic department. The photography program covers a full range of historical and contemporary practices in the photographic arts. The candidate shall be fluent in both analog (darkroom) and digital approaches and be current with theoretical and conceptual concerns. While a broad range of skills is required, one or more of the following focus areas are especially sought: alternative or historical processes, social-based practices, interdisciplinary and collaborative practices, site-specific or installation art, documentary, or other. The candidate should be committed to all levels of teaching from introductory to graduate levels. The candidate will be a member of the wider department graduate faculty, and should be capable of teaching and mentoring graduate students of varied disciplines. Importantly, the candidate will conduct a program of creative research and production that can build towards tenure. Other responsibilities include: participation in departmental duties such as student advising and mentorship; program assessment and management; service to departmental, college and university committees; and participation in community outreach and program recruitment. Required qualifications * Master of Fine Arts degree in the Photographic Arts or related field * Minimum two years of university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate student teaching * Evidence of active exhibition record and scholarship. * Demonstrated excellence and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research that can build towards tenure. * Evidence of success in college/university teaching in the Photographic Arts

Special Instructions: Step 1 - Candidates for this position must visit The University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload the following materials. 1. Cover letter addressing qualifications 2. Curriculum vitae/resume 3. Teaching philosophy that addresses both your personal teaching approaches to the photographic arts, as well as reflects what you feel is important for a contemporary photography program 4. Contact information for three professional references
 (upload to Other Document 1) 5. Two sample syllabi: (1) introductory-level photography course and (1) upper-level course of your choice (upload to Other Document 2) Step 2 - In addition, applicants should email the following directly to mail to: photosearch@ua.edu A PDF including: 6. 20 examples of professional work, please include size, date and media 7. 20 examples of student work 8. Links to pertinent websites are also welcome, but should be included in addition to above 9. Web-links to examples of time-based media can also be included, clips should not exceed one minute in length. PDFs should not exceed 10 MB Only fully completed applications will be reviewed. Review of applications will begin January 9th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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