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R99341 Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

R99341 Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

318 Holmes Hall

Position Title:
R99341 Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

Position Type:
Full time

318 Holmes Hall

Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
Bucknell University's Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in Photography beginning in August 2024 for a 10-month appointment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate photography courses during the academic year, including courses that combine photography with moving media. The ideal candidate will be able to teach in a liberal arts environment and contribute to the interdisciplinary vibrancy of the Department. Candidates are expected to have an MFA in Photography and related Media (or related field) by the start of the appointment. The position is a 3/3 teaching load and courses to be taught by the candidate include undergraduate photography courses, from entry level to advanced, as well as courses in the candidate's field of specialization.

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will reinforce the strengths of a department committed to diversity, equity, and global awareness, while making interdisciplinary connections across the University with dynamic pedagogies. We welcome candidates who have the ability and interest in contributing to a student-centered community, respect pluralism and individual differences, and embrace flexibility and teamwork.

The successful candidate will teach a wide range of photographic processes, from digital photography and video to analog photography and/or other processes to majors and non-majors. They must demonstrate a commitment to using current and emerging technologies in the classroom, as appropriate. Other duties will include organizing and overseeing the photographic digital and analog darkrooms, supplies, equipment and health and safety procedures/policies; advising students on departmental curricula and career goals as related to the visual arts; and participating in the organization and curation of student work for the Annual Student Show at the end of the academic year.

Required Application Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume,
  • Statement of Diversity,
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy,
  • A single PDF document (maximum file size 10MB) containing 10-15 images of personal work, clearly labeled, and
  • A single PDF document (maximum file size 10MB) of teaching experience containing 10-15 images of student work, clearly labeled. (If applicable)
  • Applicants should be prepared to provide names and contact information for three professional references later in the application process.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2024, and continue until filled.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MFA degree in photography or related field
  • Experience in both digital and analog photography is required.
  • College-level teaching experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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