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University of West Georgia - Department of Art

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Carrollton, GA
Posted: November 03, 2015
Application Deadline: April 29, 2015


University of West Georgia - Department of Art
Mark Schoon
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA, 30118

The Department of Art at the University of West Georgia is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Photography position. Successful candidates will have an MFA in photography/lens-based media. Strong preference will be given to candidates with at least three years teaching experience beyond the graduate level and an active exhibition record. The ideal candidate will have a fluency in digital and analogue photography processes and be well versed in historical and contemporary issues regarding the medium. Additional consideration will be given to individuals with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: digital video, historic photographic processes, or studio lighting. In addition to the photography curriculum the position includes an occasional teaching contribution to the department’s foundations program. Additional responsibilities included: shared management of digital and wet labs, equipment inventory, ordering supplies, supervising work-study students, curriculum development, and service to the university.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, digital portfolio of 20 images of recent work (including up to 10 minutes of video or other time-based media), and 20 images of student works, sample syllabi, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names and contact info of 3 professional references and 3 original signed letters of recommendation. Position begins August 2016. Send hard copy submissions to:
Photography Search Committee, Department of Art, 1601 Maple St. Carrollton, GA 30118. Letters of recommendation and transcripts must be hard copies mailed directly to the university. If submitting materials electronically please attach all files to a single email, preferably as a PDF, to:

Review of applications will begin December 4, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

UWG is an “Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity” institution. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as prior condition of employment.

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