Assistant Professor 9 Mo of Art and Design - F00255

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art – Photography to begin August 2021. This position will teach introductory through advanced lens-based courses for studio art, art education, graphic design, digital design, and non-art majors. Though the position will teach photography, we are open to related research areas. Those interested in continuing to grow the photography/lens-based area through innovation or looking to affect real change are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Teach introductory through advanced lens-based courses for studio art, art education, graphic design, digital design, and non-art majors
  • Other duties as assigned



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Application Materials Required:
• Cover letter that includes (1) a statement of intent including your research, teaching, and service goals, (2) website link for portfolio of recent work and student work, and (3) names and email addresses of three references
• Artist’s Statement
• CV including courses taught
• Sample Photo I syllabus
• Teaching Philosophy that includes student populations

About Us:
The Department of Art + Design, one of eleven departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Communications, has sixteen full-time faculty members, offering majors and minors in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Digital Design, Art Education, and Art History, as well as certificates in Swift Coding and Museum Studies with around 106 majors currently enrolled

Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 70 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas State University is one of Arkansas’ two largest residential universities and is the flagship campus for the Arkansas State system. The university has an enrollment of around 13,000 students

Arkansas State University is an accredited institutional member of NASAD. Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Arkansas State University for three consecutive years with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award based on A-State’s commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, program, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff

Minimum Qualifications:

• MFA in Photography, lens-based media, or related field(s) awarded prior to start date
• Teaching experience at the college/university level
• An active and promising research agenda in area of specialization
• Assist with management, safety, and maintenance of lab facilities

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two (2) years teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate teaching assistant
• Ability to teach both traditional techniques and interdisciplinary approaches in photography’s expanded field
• Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students