Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Job description

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art with photography emphasis.  This is a full-time, one-year faculty appointment beginning July 1, 2019 with a possibility of renewal. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  The Art Department is housed in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, a spacious and exemplary facility with excellent teaching areas.  The department has dynamic programming, including the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, and active co-curricular opportunities.  The Visual Arts Center is also home to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, which serves the department, university, and Roanoke community as an active cultural resource.

The position carries a teaching load of six courses during the academic year which includes a January term class for a 2-1-3 class distribution.  Courses to be covered include “Introduction to Film Photography” and other classes in both analog and digital photography.  The January term course may be more experiential or project-based in nature.  Other duties include advising students and participating in department and university service. 

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to teach the theoretical and critical aspects of art making, in addition to the technical aspects; commitment and passion for undergraduate teaching for both studio art majors and non-majors; and a desire to participate in a department that emphasizes both the study and practice of art in a liberal arts setting.  Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion.  Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Candidates must have a M.F.A. with a concentration in photography or other closely related studio arts area, demonstrated history of professional engagement, including exhibition record and/or other productivity, and abilities to teach both darkroom and digital applications of photography and manage the teaching facilities.  Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience at the college level.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, an artist statement, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, 20 clearly labeled examples of personal work, 20 clearly labeled examples of student work, names and contact information for three references, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to [email protected].  All submission materials must be received by January 25, 2019 for full consideration.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer. 




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Posted: 11/15/2018
Application Due: 1/14/2019
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