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University of Arkansas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posted: November 12, 2017
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


University of Arkansas
Rebecca Drolen
340 N Garland Ave, 116 Fine Arts
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

The University of Arkansas is seeking an active studio artist and teacher in the field of Photography for a 3-year, non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a strong commitment to an expanded definition of photography, embracing contemporary and traditional photographic practices including black and white darkroom, digital photography, video, alternative processes, and large format photography. There is a strong emphasis on contemporary practice and conceptual training at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Job Duties:
_Teach two classes per-semester
_Mentor graduate students and advanced photography students, participate in undergraduate and graduate critiques, and supervise graduate assistants
_Help with management of the photography facilities and equipment, budget and curriculum and other departmental service
_Maintain an active research record

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
_MFA degree in the field of Photography conferred by the start of employment
_Demonstrated professional achievement in the field of Photography
_Experience in most photographic techniques such as black and white darkroom, digital photography, large format, and alternative processes
_University teaching experience beyond graduate school
_Ability to teach all levels of photography
_Active exhibition record
_Broad knowledge of historic and contemporary aspects of photographic art and theory
_Demonstrated commitment to community outreach and student mentoring

Preferred Qualifications:
_Experience with Video / Time-based media

Applicants will submit materials on two sites: through SlideRoom (, as well as submitting an applicant profile on the University of Arkansas Career site at (

On SlideRoom:
You will be asked to login or create a login
Once you have logged in, please follow the instructions provided
Required materials:
_Cover Letter / Letter of Application
_Curriculum Vitae
_Artist Statement
_Statement of Teaching Philosophy
_Syllabi of courses taught with course outline / schedule included (submit up to 3 examples as a single PDF)
_Portfolio consisting of 20 images of the applicant's personal creative work and 20 images of student work (Any digital video work should be submitted as QuickTime files and limited to 3 minutes) and each image should be a separate jpeg or tiff file, not together in a PDF file

On the University of Arkansas Career site:
_Complete the applicant profile
_Submit a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of recommendation.

Anticipated Start Date: 08/13/2018

Special Instructions Summary
Completed applications received by January 15, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Recruitment Contact Information
For mailing and inquiries:
Chair, Photo Search Committee
Department of Art
116 Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

For questions, please email with subject line: VAP Photography
or email Rebecca Drolen, Chair, Photo Search Committee:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

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