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Sam Houston State University

Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

Location: Huntsville, TX
Posted: November 15, 2017
Application Deadline: January 02, 2018


Sam Houston State University
Megan Barrett
Box 2089
Huntsville, TX, 77341

The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for tenure-track position in Photography, Assistant Professor rank, with a 2-3 teaching load, beginning August 2018. The Department of Art at SHSU is committed to diversity and respect for all people in our faculty and student population. We are seeking candidates who will be dedicated to cultivating a community of inclusivity and diversity in The Department of Art at SHSU through teaching, research, and/or service.

The ideal candidate will be an artist with expertise in traditional darkroom, alternative process, digital photographic techniques, and studio lighting who is familiar with a wide range of photographic equipment and processes. A strong knowledge of the history of photography and critical/theoretical issues in contemporary photography is essential. The successful candidate will be an active faculty member within the department, college, university, local and professional communities. Artists engaged in social practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

Educational requirements: Candidates must possess an MFA or terminal degree in a related field and demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity.

Experience required for position: Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Professional experience is also an asset.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit the following in PDF, to the following job posting
• cover letter
• a detailed CV
• statement of teaching philosophy
• statement of research (artist's statement)
• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work *
• samples of student work *

*for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2018 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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