School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Faculty Position in Photography and Digital Imaging at Assistant or Associate Professor Level
The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at NTU, Singapore, invites qualified academics with a strong creative practise to apply for a faculty position in Photography and Digital Imaging as Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).
The candidate will help set the direction of photography courses within the school’s BFA programs. The ideal candidate is expected to deliver studio photography courses that explore commercial, documentary and artistic image-making. A suitable candidate will have a strong portfolio demonstrating high impact and artistic quality. In keeping with the school’s interdisciplinary ethos, we will also welcome candidates with additional or major expertise in related disciplines such as communication design, print and social media content creation/curation, and/or emerging technologies such as computational imaging / AI-generative image creation, and creative coding (such as e.g., Python-scripting).
The candidate must demonstrate the potential to bring international visibility to the school through academic scholarship and/or creative activity. Tenure-track hires are expected to pursue activities that will position them as well-known experts in their field. The school expects a variety of service duties, including academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; school and university committee service; and community engagement. The university provides excellent opportunities for funded faculty research and excellent facilities for studio production.
The candidate should have an understanding of and engagement with historical and contemporary issues and the liberal arts. Material, formal, and theoretical engagement with photography is informed by a broad knowledge of the history of the discipline and its contemporary practice. Creative practice and/or academic research that demonstrates transdisciplinary engagement such as with anthropology, ecology, and computer engineering among others, may be favourably considered.
The successful candidate will have a vibrant studio practice, the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate classes, and an interest in curriculum development and leadership. Additional qualifications include:
A keen interest to lead in the expansion of photographic practise and visual communication beyond traditional fields.
Proven ability to teach and supervise student-led research and creative projects from idea generation through to final execution and presentation.
A willingness to examine the cultural and social implications of photography, including its ethical and philosophical dimensions.
A deep engagement with professional and creative practice in photography with an active record of high-quality scholarly research.
Located in multi-cultural Singapore, the School of Art Design Media (ADM) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), provides cutting-edge knowledge in the applied arts, combining technological competence with artistic endeavour, and an inquiry-based approach into the converging digital, technological and artistic realm. The school ranks amongst the top 5 art and design schools in Asia.
A research-intensive university, NTU is home to 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Engineering, Science, Humanities Art and Social Science, Business, Education and features a prominent Medical school. Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has been named amongst the world’s top young universities for the past 7 years.
Academic programs at ADM form the basis of the educational mission, underpinned by pioneering research and teaching. A focus on interdisciplinarity develops creative individuals into innovative maker-thinkers, artists, designers, storytellers and problem-solvers. Creative practice is approached with an inquiry-based mindset, and our students are encouraged to develop early leadership abilities and invest in the mission of engaging with humanity’s grand challenges.
Designed and taught by international faculty drawn from nearly 20 countries, the school offers BFA programs in ‘Design Art’ and ‘Media Art’, with an adaptive and evolving curriculum building upon excellence in our core disciplines of Visual Communication, Product Design, Interaction, Animation, Film, Photography and Game. The four-year undergraduate programs are designed to meet the highest professional and academic standards worldwide and are responsive to student interests and evolving global needs.
Post-graduate programs combine theory and practice and draw upon the natural convergence of art and technology, offering MA and PhD by research and a popular MA in Museum and Curatorial Practise. NTU provides excellent opportunities for funded faculty research and excellent facilities for creative production.
The successful applicant will contribute to the School’s development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula as well as to research within the arts, design and media disciplines. Applicants should possess a strong background in professional photography and university-level teaching experience, including mentoring of final student practical projects or theses. A strong international reputation in the field, including a significant exhibition or publishing record is a priority. A terminal, MFA or PhD degree, is expected.
International applicants with a background in transdisciplinary and multicultural practice and research are encouraged. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research/creative production profile, as well as a commitment to teaching and service to the school. An open, collaborative approach, and willingness to work across areas and departments of the school and university, is a priority. This position will also involve administrative activities and committee participation. The salary and level of appointment offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Further information about the University and the School can be viewed at the following websites:
NTU : www.ntu.edu.sg
ADM : www.ntu.edu.sg/adm
Please click on the "APPLY" button to submit your application.
Your application has to include the cover letter and a comprehensive CV including degrees and employment history, significant creative works and scholarly publications (if applicable). It also needs to include research and teaching statements.
Closing date for applications: 07 November 2023
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.