The Department of Art & Art History invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Photography. This is a tenure-track, full-time position (24 workload hours) on a 9-month contract to begin in August 2022. We are a NASAD accredited, BA granting, fine arts program in the context of a liberal arts college.Qualifications
The department seeks an artist deeply engaged in photographic and experimental media processes and technologies, contemporary theories, and conceptual practice. The successful candidate can teach all levels of darkroom, digital, and experimental photography to undergraduate Studio Art majors and non-majors, demonstrates knowledge of the contemporary theories and histories of photography, and exhibits strong proficiency with digital and analog printing techniques. A secondary interest in teaching time-based media is highly desirable.
Embracing interdisciplinary explorations and promoting student excellence within a liberal arts context is at the core of the department's mission. Candidates will demonstrate ongoing engagement with critical theory and methodologies and a global perspective that embraces diversity and inclusion through their studio practice, teaching, or service. In addition to a primary appointment in Photography, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach additional introductory studio courses in the curriculum. All department faculty are required to participate in department-wide critiques and portfolio reviews.
The successful candidate will have an MFA or related terminal degree.Application Instructions
Hope College is committed to creating a diverse, ecumenical Christian academic community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith. The college's board, faculty, administration, and staff are committed to the Christian faith expressed in the ancient church’s ecumenical creeds. Individuals interested in this position must demonstrate a commitment to a liberal arts college’s character and goals with a Christian perspective, including a mature understanding of and commitment to the historic Christian faith.
To apply, please visit www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. As part of the online application, candidates will submit:
- A letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching philosophy that includes course descriptions with pedagogical overview and reflections
- on creating an inclusive learning environment
- A statement describing your fit with the mission of the College
- (https://hope.edu/about/mission.html) and our Christian aspirations
- Unofficial transcripts
- Contact information for three references. Human Resources contacts those references to submit a letter of recommendation.
- Visit Slideroom to upload an artistic portfolio of 20 images. Please note there is a $10 fee for using SlideRoom.
- Candidates who advance in the search process will provide additional materials upon request.
Please direct questions to Heidi Kraus, department chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.