Assistant or Associate Professor in Photography

Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 10, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Division of Art + Design at Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Photography. The Division of Art + Design consists of 8 full-time faculty and serves over 150 undergraduate students. Degrees offered include 7 BAs in art and design, as well as a BFA in Visual Communication Design. 

The successful candidate will combine teaching with scholarly endeavors. Applicants should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, comfort with the Wesleyan- Arminian theology, and commitment to liberal learning and the integration of Christian faith and learning.

Pending funding, start date will be Fall 2021.


Candidates must have an MFA in Photography or a related terminal degree.


Responsibilities include teaching, program coordination, academic advising, supervision and upkeep of the Mac Labs, darkrooms, and portrait studios, and institutional service.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of teaching, scholarship, service, and dedication to the ideals of liberal learning, and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning.
  • Applicants must have the ability to teach all levels of undergraduate photography
  • courses, including film and darkroom skills, digital-based capture and output, medium and large-format camera technique, studio lighting, documentary and concept-based photography, alternative non-silver processes, and history and theory of photography.
  • The ability to teach additional courses in visual communication design, user experience, or digital design is strongly desired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion,
demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer