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Trinity University

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: San Antonio, TX
Posted: September 15, 2015
Application Deadline: December 01, 2015


Trinity University
Art and Art History, One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

Summary Announcement of the Position for Publication

Artist: Assistant Professor of Photography

Trinity University, Department of Art and Art History, Assistant Professor, tenure-track position. Start date: August 15, 2016. Salary competitive. MFA degree, college-level teaching experience, and established professional record required. Responsibilities include teaching five undergraduate courses per year, including darkroom photography, digital photography, digital art, and a First-Year-Experience seminar. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment not only to advancing their professional agenda through studio practice and participation in the field, but also to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service in a liberal arts context.

The Department of Art & Art History commands considerable resources for the instruction and practice of traditional and digital photography, including a well-equipped wet darkroom, a state-of-the-art digital lab; spacious, new studios; and a public art gallery. The vibrant visual arts program is comprised of five full-time artists and five full-time art historians, support staff (including a Visual Resources Curator and a Studio Manager), and approximately 35 majors. Trinity University is an independent, coeducational, primarily residential university founded in 1869. Our selective admissions process generates a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,400 undergraduates, including students from all areas of the United States and a relatively high percentage of international students. Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs, and is rapidly moving toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s premier private undergraduate institutions. An attractive campus, featuring landmark buildings designed by the modernist architect O’Neil Ford, overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of approximately one and a half million.

The application should include the following: 1) Letter of Application; 2) CV; 3) Artist’s Statement of the aims and significance of the artist’s body of work contextualized in relation to the history of photography and the history of art; 4) Teaching Philosophy addressing pedagogical concerns and possible contributions to Trinity’s Pathways Curriculum; 5) MFA transcript; 6) [optional] a proposed syllabus for a 16-week undergraduate photography course (digital or traditional); 7) 20 images of clearly identified artwork; 8) 10 images of student work; 9) three confidential letters of recommendation (not to be sent by applicant). To submit application, go to and follow the instructions to send your PDF and PowerPoint to Letters of reference may be emailed from the referee’s professional email address to or sent in hard copy to Professor Liz Ward, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200. Application deadline: December 1, 2015.

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