Tenure Track: Assistant Professor in Studio Art/ Photography

Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Aug 02, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary: 

The Wellesley College Art Department seeks a dynamic visual artist with expertise in photography. The successful candidate will possess an MFA or equivalent terminal degree, college-level teaching experience, and have a strong professional career underway. Knowledge of and ability to teach all practices of fine art photography, both traditional and digital required; experience with related media (i.e. performance, installation) and/or interdisciplinary collaborations a plus. The successful candidate must be versed in the complexities of mediated identity and intercultural issues of representation and be able to relate the historical and emerging issues of photography to an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The Art Department curriculum supports majors in Studio Art, Architecture, Media Arts and Sciences, Cinema and Media Studies, and Art History. Teaching load consists of four studio courses per year, including foundations as well as advanced offerings. The opportunity exists to develop new courses and to revise those existing within the Art Department.
In addition to professional development and college service, duties will include collaborative oversight and development of our new photo-related facilities, co-directing the Media Arts and Sciences program, advising majors, theses, and independent students in Studio Art, Media Arts and Sciences, Cinema and Media Studies and interacting with the programs and faculty at MIT, Olin College, Babson College, and other nearby institutions.


Candidates must possess an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in photography and have a promising professional career underway. College-level teaching experience preferred.

Additional Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit by 15 October 2019, a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests (no more than two pages), curriculum vitae, artist’s statement, a PDF with 20 images of visual work with a list including titles, media, dimensions, a separate PDF with 20 examples of recent students’ work (limit 10MB per document), and names/email addresses of three references through our online application system https://career.wellesley.edu. If including moving images please submit a list of public links that provide examples of professional projects not lasting more than five minutes each, with information including titles, media, total time, and dimensions. Please limit application materials to those requested; short-listed candidates may be asked to provide additional information. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 781-283-3202 or at [email protected]