Photography Faculty #10411

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
May 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Photography Faculty #10411
School of Photography and Media Studies


You can be part of one of the top photographic programs in the country!


Do you want to create a supportive, inclusive and engaging environment for our students? Do you want to instill in students a love for life-long learning and an ability to think critically? Do you want to help spark students’ eye for details and lighting? If so, then DSC may be the place for you.


We are looking for an enthusiastic faculty member with a passion to teach studio/location lighting, among other classes, to photography students with diverse needs and backgrounds. Our college and department values diversity, excellence in instruction, service, professional development, academic freedom, and going above and beyond for our students. We want to deliver the best instruction to them and lead by example. Is that you? Then take advantage of this unique opportunity and join our team.

The School of Photography and Media Studies consists of three programs, Photographic Technology, A.S. Degree, Digital and Interactive Media Production, A.S. Degree, and Broadcast Television Production, A.S. Degree, (we have a Public Television Station on campus - WDSC). We are partners with the Southeast Museum of Photography and the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts and Design (UCF) in the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. Photography students can earn an A.S. degree in Photographic Technology from DSC and a B.S.  degree in Photography from UCF on the Daytona Beach campus. The Photography and Digital and Interactive Media programs share a two story, fifty-six thousand square foot building with studios, Mac labs, darkrooms, classrooms, and our Stockroom offering $475,000 in inventory. With small classes in this state-of-the-art facility, students work and learn with an abundance of feedback, encouragement and exchange–a community in which they are actively engaged.  One of our goals is to help build self-confidence in each student’s abilities as it supports the entrepreneurial mindset.  

The School of Photography is ranked among the largest, most comprehensive photography programs in the southeast. The internationally recognized photography program meets the challenges of a rapidly changing creative environment with a program that stresses the fundamental aspects of photography to grow into myriad photographic expertise. The program offers the technical instruction and theoretical knowledge in photography to assist graduates in successfully entering the commercial, editorial, advertising, fine arts and photo technology fields.

Coursework covers digital photography and video production, professional business practices, professional portraiture, commercial illustrative photography, as well as the medium’s history and aesthetics to prepare students to be highly skilled visual communicators.  In other words, we are a photography program for students interested in becoming professional photographers. 

The Southeast Museum of Photography, located on the Daytona Beach campus, is one of the few museums in the country devoted  to    photography. It  provides unique  learning  opportunities  for students  to  examine  exhibitions by master photographers  of  the  past  and  present. In  addition to  world-class  exhibitions,  the museum  brings  international and regional photographers to the area to lecture and run workshops with our students. Over the last few years, the museum mounted major retrospective exhibitions by Roger Ballen and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.


DSC is consistently ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The online Nursing and Engineering Technology degrees are ranked as the No. 1 most affordable programs of their kind, and lists DSC as one of Florida’s Top Online Colleges and Schools, covering all accredited universities and colleges in the state. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with tuition that is less than half the national average. And for three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. DSC is a student-centered institution committed to open access, excellence in teaching and learning, and, foremost, student success. The College offers a full range of social and cultural activities that include our internationally recognized Southeast Museum of Photography, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an athletic program with 10 varsity sports, and a performing arts center that hosts theatrical, musical and dance productions throughout the year. Admission to most of these events is free for DSC employees.


We are currently seeking an individual to join our team of talented and diverse photography faculty.


Required Qualifications:  This position requires a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 18 graduate credits of photography or a related field with an emphasis on photography. 


Desired Qualifications:  College level teaching experience and 3 years practical experience working professionally in the photographic field is preferred. The desired candidate should be highly skilled in studio/location lighting and have advanced digital abilities in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the preferred candidate should have leadership skills, contribute to the vision for the program, help build upon the identity and sense of our community among the students and alumni, connect with industry leaders in the area to foster work partnerships and employment opportunities for our graduates, and collaborate with local high schools to promote the program and recruit students. We are also seeking someone who is collegial and dedicated to their own professional and creative work. 


Rank:  Appointment level to any faculty position is dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Salary:  Nine-month position. Competitive salary depending on experience.  The College also provides a comprehensive benefits package.


Tenure and Promotion:  Tenure and promotion are awarded based on a review by a college-wide committee of the candidate’s contributions to service, pedagogy and scholarship. 



Posted Date:  5/13/2021

Closing Date:  Open until filled 

Application review to begin 6/11/2021 


Rewards package, features: 


  • Medical, dental and vision benefits 
  • Generous paid time off - sick leave, personal days, spring break, winter break, and other holidays 
  • Florida Retirement System (FRS) 
  • Free wellness membership at our Lemerand Center 
  • Education Reimbursement and Professional development opportunities 

Key Responsibilities:  Faculty will prepare for and teach assigned courses and hold required office hours which include participation in the academic advising process. Teaching load is a 5 – 5. Faculty will attend program, school, and college meetings as requested or required and maintain an active program of professional development (which could include scholarly or pedagogical pursuits or both, depending on candidate’s preference). In addition, faculty will participate in the promotion and tenure process. Participation in the institutional effectiveness process and serving on committees at the program, school, or college level is also required. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  This position requires a knowledge of areas of discipline to be taught, the ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally through oral and written communications, commitment to the community college mission, innovative and effective teaching, sustained and significant professional development, and service to the College. Computer literacy and the ability to navigate in a Macintosh environment is also required.


For consideration, applicants must submit an online application at Applicants may also upload his/her cover letter, resume, websites with professional and student work, and transcripts of all degrees and coursework. Application must include the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. If formal education occurred at an international institution, a copy of the degree evaluation must be uploaded and submitted with the online application. Candidates will not be considered if copies of transcripts (and / or third-party evaluations) are not furnished by the position closing date. Any candidate hired must supply official transcripts within 30 days of employment.       


Criminal background checks are required. 


For more information, please contact us at 386.506.4505 or visit our website at                  


Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities during the application and interview process.  To request accommodations, contact 386.506.4505.


Daytona State College prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age, ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, and veteran status.  For more details, read our policy at this site  or contact Lonnie Thompson, Director of Equity, Inclusion and Title IX at 386-506-3973 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.