Teaching Assistant Professor in PhotographyPosition Number :
940768Vacancy Open to :
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Teaching Assistant Professor in PhotographyWorking Title :
Teaching Assistant Professor in PhotographyNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
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The School of Art and Design provides a multidisciplinary approach to art and design that creates opportunities for students to develop creative and critical thinking abilities by thinking through making. The School enrolls more than 500 students in twelve areas across four degrees. The School of Art and Design is the largest BFA Art program in University of North Carolina system and has been continuously accredited by NASAD since 1962. The School has over 40 full-time faculty and is located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center, a 142,000-square foot facility with specialized equipment, tools, and technology for the School’s 14 disciplines—animation/interactive design, art education, art history, film and video production, ceramics, glass, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design. From computer labs, a digital loom, CNC routers, and laser cutters to a wood shop, foundry, letterpress shop, black and white dark room and beyond, the School’s facilities are comprehensive and available to faculty and students think, make, and work across the School’s disciplines.Job Duties :
Within the University of North Carolina system, ECU is the third largest of the state’s 16 degree-granting public institutions. ECU has been named one of the best colleges in the Southeast region by the Princeton Review. ECU’s is committed to maximizing student success, serving the public, and leading regional transformation in the East. The University is located in the city Greenville, NC, on the Tar River, a community of over 90,000. A former tobacco town, Greenville has developed as a cultural center in eastern North Carolina. In addition to extensive arts offerings by the School of Theater and Dance, School of Music, and School of Art and Design and its Gray Gallery, the city boasts the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville Museum of Art, Magnolia Arts Center, numerous community schools of music and dance, and more. Outdoor amenities include access to the Tar River for boating and kayaking, the expansive River Park North, a greenway system, and more. ECU is located adjacent to the city’s historic downtown—Uptown. Restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, retail businesses, and art galleries comprise this thriving district, which regularly hosts community events.
The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University seeks a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor in Photography. This position will teach the equivalent of eight courses per year (4 per semester). Courses will be in photography and discipline-related first year and shared experience ART courses. Additional responsibilities will include participating in formal graduate and undergraduate level critiques, assisting with the maintenance of the digital print lab, darkrooms, and lighting studio facilities, and continued development of personal research. This position provides a private office, access to the photography labs (B&W darkrooms, alternative process lab, digital printing, studio lighting, etc.) and the robust facilities within the School of Art and Design (including the shape lab with 3D printers, CNC router, laser cutter, etc.).Minimum Education/Experience :
The ECU photography area is a regional hub for photographic education. We believe in the importance of providing a comprehensive learning experience with exposure to the rich range of tools our medium has to offer, from 19th century techniques to the newest digital technologies. We provide our students with a subject-appropriate balance of technical mastery, a historical and contemporary understanding of theory and practice, and the development of written and spoken art vernacular. We encourage our students to be skillful makers of meaningful visual experiences.
Contingent upon available funds.
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
- MFA or related terminal degree in studio art, photography, or related area
- Experience with film based (darkroom) and digital photographic practices
None.Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
Experience as instructor of recordSpecial Instructions to Applicant :
To apply, candidates must submit the following materials online via the PeopleAdmin system www.jobs.ecu.edu.
- Cover letter addressing position description
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number (letters of recommendation will be required at a later date)
- A link to your personal website that includes: 20 images of personal work and 20 images of student work (if available)
Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Official transcripts are required upon employment.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.Additional Instructions to Applicant:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
03/27/2023Open Until Filled:
YesInitial Screening Begins :
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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.Eligibility for Employment :
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.Office of Human Resources Contact Information :
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