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Assistant Professor, History of Photography

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey (US)
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The Department of Art & Archaeology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the History of Photography. Applicants from all areas and subfields of the history of photography are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to applicants with expertise in the history of photography in a global context. The position starts September 2023.

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising in the applicant’s area of expertise as well as more general or thematic courses. Applicants must be able to teach and advise undergraduates and graduate students in the history of photography in the nineteenth century, including its origins in Europe and the United States. Expectations also include interacting broadly with other departments, programs, and initiatives at Princeton and beyond as well as regular interaction and collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum.

Apply online at with a cover letter, CV, writing sample, a statement of research and teaching philosophy of no more than three pages, and the names and contact information of three references from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. PhD is expected by the start date. The Department of Art & Archaeology is committed to building a diverse intellectual community and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups and from candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. Position open until filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


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