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California State University, Sacramento - Design

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Sacramento, CA
Posted: December 08, 2015
Application Deadline: January 18, 2016


California State University, Sacramento - Design

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95819

The Department of Design at California State University, Sacramento is currently accepting applications for a full time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of photography. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography is a major comprised of course work from the Department of Design, within the College of Arts and Letters at California State University, Sacramento. The program is administered by the Department of Design, which also offers degrees in Graphic Design and Interior Design. The photography program is the only B.A. degree-granting program in photography (specifically) available to students in the whole of the CSU system. The program’s curriculum is set up to establish the students firmly in relevant areas of technical and aesthetic concerns, broaden their understanding of the history and theory of visual communication as it applies to photography and to establish them firmly in the cultural practice of engagement necessary to be an effective image maker, object maker, and visual communicator in today’s wide and varied field of lens-based imagery.

Teaching classes with concentration on intermediate & advanced film & digital capture and output, artificial lighting both studio & location. Will also be responsible for overseeing digital lab and implementing new procedures as technologies change. Contribute to the administrative tasks of running the program, which includes responsibilities such as, but not limited to, student advising, hiring and mentoring part time faculty, course scheduling, overseeing darkroom, studio & digital labs. The retention, tenure and promotion process at the Department, College and University levels involves review of the individuals ongoing activity in the areas of teaching and teaching related activities; scholarly and professional activity; and service to the Department, College, University and community.

MFA in Photography. In depth understanding of artificial lighting, experience with operating digital photographic lab and curriculum, demonstrated proficiency with software and hardware appropriate to photography, in depth understanding of digital & film capture (cameras & scanners) image processing & post-production techniques, strong background & understanding of fine print production in both darkroom and digital printing.

One year of college or university level teaching required, 2 preferred.

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Applications are due January 18, 2016. To apply, visit DO NO APPLY VIA THE APPLICATION PORTAL BELOW. Only applications submitted through will be considered.

Applications for employment require 1) Letter of interest 2) statement of teaching philosophy and creative practice 3) contact information three professional references 4) Current curriculum vita 5) Sample of 16 week course syllabus 6) Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned 7) examples of personal work 8) examples of student work.

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