Assistant Professor in Art - Photography

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Art - Photography
Carroll University

Starting date: August 2021
Carroll University seeks an Assistant Professor of Art with a specialization in Photography. The position is full-time and tenure track. Candidates who have a documented record of excellence in teaching and professional work are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include teaching some or all areas of photography (fine art, commercial, lighting, history of photography) and familiarity with contemporary issues in photography. The teaching load is three, 4-credit courses per semester. The faculty member will also be expected to enthusiastically engage in departmental and university-wide service. Advising photography majors and minors, program/curriculum development and studio/equipment maintenance will be important, on-going departmental service expectations. Success in the field in the form of fine art exhibitions and/or professional work in the industry is also an important component of the position. Potential teaching within the General Education curriculum is also possible.

  • Master of Fine Arts degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience teaching photography courses at the postsecondary level
  • A record of success in the profession

    In addition, successful applicants must have strong leadership skills and the vision necessary to grow the photography program in a direction that connects art and technology and 21st Century art practice. An aptitude for working closely with colleagues in a professional atmosphere will also be necessary. The Photography Program links with other programs in the arts (Graphic Design, Art, and Film/TV) to develop creative fine art and career-related opportunities for our students. Experience in teaching photography courses to the non-photography major is a must.

    Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. This position is eligible for tenure. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    The Program:
    The Photography Major is part of the Art Program, which consists of 4 full-time faculty, 5-7 adjunct faculty, and approximately 20-30 majors. Majors study photography as both a fine art and a commercial endeavor. Students have opportunities to learn and experiment with essential software and design tools, gain expertise in natural and studio lighting, pursue creative expression with medium and large-format cameras and produce videos. Real world experience is a focus of the program through a required internship and opportunities for paid freelance work facilitated through the arts promotion office on campus. The senior fine art exhibition is a culminating accomplishment for all photography majors. Photography faculty work with the art faculty to oversee and develop the Art Program, which consists of the Photography and Art Majors.

    The Department: The Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers majors in art, graphic design, music education, music liberal arts, music performance, photography, and theater arts, as well as minors in art, film and television, graphic design, music, photography, theater arts, and web design.
    Carroll University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness and includes cross-cultural immersion experiences. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves approximately 3521 students. The University though intentionally ecumenical and non- sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA. Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.

    Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is
    filled. Please submit as attachments to an email with the subject line “Assistant Professor in Art” and in Word or PDF format 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and 4) link to an online portfolio of both professional and student work (at least 10 examples of each) to

    Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.

    Carroll University is an Equal-Opportunity Employer

    Carroll University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran's status in administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff. EOE

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