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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Closing date
Jun 24, 2021

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Dec 11, 2020

The Art Department at Hamilton College invites applications for one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates to teach photography whose work is grounded in studio practice, scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate’s research and teaching will situate photographic practices within historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary frameworks. Teaching expectation is two courses in the fall and three courses in the spring, with additional responsibility for mentoring senior photo concentrators and overseeing the darkroom. The successful candidate can expect active support for their creative work.

This position requires a strong grounding in traditional photographic processes and materials including analog film-based and wet darkroom processes, large format photography, and color digital photographic production. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills within a liberal arts context and to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary photographic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is also welcome. We seek candidates who possess a capacity to interweave theory and practice, who demonstrate effective collaborative skills, and who display a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts.


Candidates must have an MFA, a record of effective teaching in higher education, and a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative achievement. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application stating their motivation for teaching at a small, liberal arts college as well as their vision for the role of photography in a visual art program, curriculum vitae, ten images of their own creative work (with captions), ten images of student work (with captions), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Materials should be addressed to Robert Knight, Search Committee Chair via Interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Robert Knight at [email protected] Applications will begin to be considered on January 31, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about our current programs, please visit our department and digital art websites at:

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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