Visiting Lecturer in Photography
The Art Department at Williams College seeks an established
photographer or artist who works primarily with the photographic
medium, and whose practice and pedagogy engages with issues of
Social and Environmental Justice, Diversity and Equity, for a
visiting faculty position.
The teaching load for this position is two Digital Photography
courses, one at the introductory level and the other at an
intermediate level. Course content will include technical skill
building and advanced techniques, photography theory, and guidance
in artistic research, portfolio building, writing, and exhibitions.
The schedule is flexible. It is possible either to teach one course
in the fall semester and one in the spring or to teach both classes
in a single semester (with a preference for the fall).
With 2000 undergraduates and about 40 graduate students in art
history and development economics, Williams is an institution that
places a high value on teaching as well as scholarship;
consequently, we seek applicants who can demonstrate in their
supporting materials a capacity for excellent teaching and for
working effectively with a student population that is broadly
diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual
orientation, and religion.
We expect the visitor to hold an MFA in Photography or an
equivalent related degree by the commencement of the job, have
teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level, and a
substantial exhibition record.
Applicants for this position should submit the following materials
- A letter of application of no more than two pages. In the
letter, please include information about your area of practice as
well as your teaching experience and philosophy.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- A summary of creative interests (two pages). Please include a
portfolio of works as a PDF no longer than 15 pages.
Candidates who advance in the pool will be asked to provide the
names of two people who are willing to provide letters of
reference, and brief descriptions of two proposed courses in
digital photography, one introductory and one intermediate in
Application deadline: November 15, 2021. We plan to interview
finalists via Zoom in December.
Materials must be submitted via Interfolio, through the following
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a
Please direct any questions to the search committee (Ohan Breiding
, or Guy Hedreen
Flexible start date during the 2022/2023 academic year
11:59 pm ET on November 15, 2021
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Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its
reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the
academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please
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