Monday, June 14, 2010

Teaching Position

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Art at Mississippi State University seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography.  The position will begin Fall 2010.  The successful candidate will teach four courses a semester.  This is a one year non-tenure-track position with performance expected in the areas of teaching and service.  The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching Art 2103: Photo Survey.  This introductory photography class combines technical proficiency with the camera along with developing a personal aesthetic and utilizes either analog or digital SLR input.  All image editing is done with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Output is with professional Epson printers.  Participation in undergraduate advising, committees and service.  Opportunity to serve on undergraduate thesis committees.
The Department of Art is located in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design.  It has 300 Art majors, 20 full-time faculty and offers the BFA degree with emphasis areas in graphic design, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  The department is accredited by NASAD.  Information about the department is available at  Mississippi State University, a land-grant and sea-grant institution, founded in 1878, is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-extensive Institution located in Starkville, Mississippi, a city of 20,000 residents.
Review process will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, list of three references with contact information, vita, unofficial transcripts, artist’s statement, statement of teaching philosophy, CD of personal work and CD of student work along with SASE to Photography Search Committee, Department of Art, P.O. Box 5182, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762. More information contact Professor Marita Gootee at

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