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Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posted: November 18, 2015
Application Deadline: January 08, 2016


Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts
Sam Blanchard
203 Draper Road, Armory Building
Blacksburg, VA, 24061

Position description: The School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position in Photography/Digital Imaging.

The School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech seeks an artist fluent in contemporary practices of photographic image making and enthusiastic about imparting this knowledge to a broad range of students within the Studio Art (B.F.A.), Graphic Design (B.F.A.) and Creative Technologies (M.F.A.) programs.

Applicants should possess thorough historical, theoretical and technical knowledge of photography as a genre and the ability to offer critical perspective of contemporary approaches to art across all disciplines. Demonstrated proficiency is required in digital photographic technologies & software as well as digital image editing/printing. An interest in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative approaches to art-making is welcome. Virginia Tech is invested in exploring and leveraging emerging technologies in creative research. An ideal candidate will be open to the ever-changing impact of new technologies in expanding the production and critical context of photography.

The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) is housed within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, a comprehensive land grant research university. SOVA has approximately 275 undergraduate majors, within three areas of Visual Communication Design, Studio Arts and Art History. SOVA offers an MFA in Creative Technologies and an MA in Material Culture. Information can be found at:

Salary: Up to $65,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Start-up packages that accommodate the candidate's research and teaching responsibilities will be negotiated at the time of hire.

Anticipated start: August 2016

Duties and responsibilities include:

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