Photojournalism Assistant/Associate Professor

Wyoming, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Wyoming’s Communication and Journalism Department is searching to fill the newly established Bobby Model Photojournalism Professorship. This professorship is in honor of Bobby Model (pronounced Moh-dell;, an amazing photojournalist for National Geographic and other magazines who died as a result of an accident while on assignment.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in photography, photojournalism, and related topics at the University of Wyoming. Other job duties include research/creative work, service, advising, helping coordinate the equipment lab, and chairing master’s student theses and projects. Additionally, the selected candidate will develop special classes, projects, or events that would honor Model’s photographic legacy. The position is slated for August 2021 and could be at the assistant or associate level, depending on the candidate.

Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   A Doctoral Degree is required for this position, however, consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Doctoral Degree and will complete the degree prior to starting work.

  • Ph.D. in Journalism or Communication (or a related discipline) by the time of hire. An MFA in Photography would be considered with a journalism-oriented background.
  • Expertise in photography and photojournalism, especially from a journalism perspective.
  • Ability to teach courses in photojournalism and the visual communication field as needed.
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy


  • Previous college-level teaching experience in courses such as photojournalism, photography, or visual communication.
  • Professional photography experience in fields such as photojournalism, magazine, newspaper, or other journalism-related areas.
  • Experience with using and teaching the Adobe Creative Suite, such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign.
  • Experience with organizing student trips or planning events, such as guest speakers or symposia.
  • Ability to teach a class in freelancing/entrepreneurship in photography, journalism, and related creative professions.


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application:

  1. Cover letter 
  2. CV
  3. Photography portfolio website URL
  4. List of three references with knowledge of your work, including name, title, address, and email/phone contact information for each reference.
  5. Teaching dossier (i.e., include a list of courses taught, statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample syllabus)
  6. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (i.e., 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as, but not limited to, research, teaching, or creative work that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies or creative work, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups)

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 3/08/2021 will receive full consideration.

Application Link:


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

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