Monday, December 6, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Photography Teaching Position

Assistant or Associate Professor in Fine Arts – Photography

The Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Photography beginning in the fall of 2011. The candidate must be able to teach all levels of photography including seminars and critique-based studios at the graduate and undergraduate level.

This position is a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position. The teaching load will require instruction in three graduate and two undergraduate courses annually, as well as participation in critiques with graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also contribute to the department’s direction and vision by participating in the development of the curriculum, the visiting artist program, and traveling programs and studios.

The candidate should be a practicing artist with an established reputation as a photographer. Candidates must have a Master of Fine Arts degree and experience in teaching seminar and studio classes. A minimum of three years of college level teaching is required.

The University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin to create a place that would offer practical as well as classical instruction in order to prepare students for real-world pursuits—a tradition that persists today. Of Penn’s 24,600 students, half are graduate students. Penn’s 2,550 full-time faculty are associated with 12 schools located on a compact, walkable 280-acre campus in west Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City. In 2010, its researchers secured $1 billion in external support for its research in schools, centers and institutes.

School of Design

The School of Design is composed of the Department of Fine Arts and four other departments and programs (Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture). The Department of Fine Arts offers a Master of Fine Arts; and participates in dual-degree and certificate programs with associated disciplines in the School. Graduate students in the Fine Arts Department work in one or a number of disciplines: photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and combined media/new technologies.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, examples of applicant’s work (CD of images and/or DVD), samples of writing or other research if applicable, and support materials such as images of student work. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin July 1, 2011 and the selected candidate will be expected to begin teaching in fall 2011.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups, women, Individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Application, nominations, and inquiries should be sent to:

Fine Arts Photography Search Committee

c/o Jane Irish

Department of Fine Arts, PennDesign

205 S. 34th Street

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6312

215-898-8374

Web: http://www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts

Email: artadmin@design.upenn.edu

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