Assistant Professor Photography
Assistant Professor of Art – Photography - Kansas State University
The Department of Art at Kansas State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in the Photography area, beginning August 2013. We seek an exceptional photographer and educator who will join our team of vibrant, creative professionals in studio art, art history and graphic design. The Department emphasizes a strong two-year foundation in traditional practices along with a rigorous exploration of emerging tools and technologies.
Necessary Qualifications: MFA in photography or related field, or equivalent experience, ability to teach wet and digital photography, extensive knowledge of Photoshop and other software specific to editing and digital printing.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong professional work, exhibition record outside of graduate school, evidence of quality teaching at the university level, a solid understanding of studio lighting, camera formats, alternative, wet, digital, and hybrid processes in photography, knowledge of photo history, theory, criticism, good writing / speaking skills, a clear vision for the future of and a willingness to promote the Kansas State University art program. Ability to teach video and interdisciplinary art is a plus.
We seek a candidate who is an outstanding artist and an enthusiastic educator, with a strong desire to enhance the program and to foster excellence in our students as they develop into professional photographers and educators. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, program/curriculum planning and development, and must value working with diverse student populations and cultural perspectives in teaching and research.
The K-State Department of Art confers both BFA and MFA degrees in Photography. The new faculty member's responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level (with a typical 2:3 teaching load), supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants in the photo area and managing the darkroom. As K-State is an international Carnegie 1 High-level research university, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, a high level of creative research accomplishment, teaching excellence, and professional development, as well as participation in departmental and university service. Teaching summer school under separate contract is possible.
Commensurate with experience
Send via email:
- Combined into a single Word or PDF document: a one-page letter of application, current vita, names of three professional references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses, a one-page artist statement, a one page teaching philosophy and a one page synopsis if submitting video work. Please name this file Lastname_Firstname01.pdf (or.doc)
- Combined into a single PDF document: a one-page artist statement, image identification list (title, medium, year of completion), 20 images of your own work, and 20 images of students’ work. Please name this file Lastname_Firstname02.pdf.
3. All candidates must complete a required questionnaire as part of the application process. Download the questionnaire from this link Photography Questionnaire. Include the completed questionnaire, as a Word document, with your application. Please name this file Lastname_Firstname03.doc
4. Optional. Video, moving image or audio works should be no more than 5 minutes long, and should be submitted as "unlisted" youtube video links. Please list links on the image identification list of pdf file 02. More information about how to create an unlisted video please visit: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=181547
Send all materials to: email@example.com on behalf of the Search Committee. Please include “Photography Search” in the subject line. Screening of applications will begin Nov 18th and will continue until position is filled.
Visit our website at http://art.ksu.edu/ for more information about the department. KSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.