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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Assistant Professor, Photography & Digital Imaging

Location: Edwardsville, IL
Posted: November 07, 2018
Application Deadline: January 07, 2019


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Pamela Biason
Art & Design East Room 1202
Edwardsville, IL, 62026

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is seeking an Assistant Professor for Photography and Digital Imaging. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the department, with responsibilities that include: teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework; advising and directing Bachelor of Fine Arts senior projects and Master's research projects; contributing to the program and SIUE through participation in interdisciplinary committees; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities.

Full-time, tenure track, academic year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 2019.

Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and credentials

Candidates must hold an MFA in Art with a specialization in Photography or Digital Imaging. Applicants should be a practicing artist with a strong professional record of creative research. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues, and who have prior teaching experience at the college/university level.

The successful candidate will teach beginning to advanced-level undergraduate classes as well as graduate studio and seminar courses. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of contemporary photography practices, theories and concepts, as well as capabilities to teach traditional darkroom processes. Additional skills in time-based media are preferred. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working across disciplines and will be capable of growing an established photography program through integration of expanded media.


Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Create a folder with your last name, first name. This folder should include the following: cover letter, teaching philosophy, artist statement, unofficial transcript, 20 images of personal work w/ image list, 20 images of student work w/ image list, (if available). Please include all written documents in one PDF file and all images in a separate PDF file. Once complete upload the compressed (zip) folder using the Dropbox URL A total of three letters of recommendation should be emailed by your references to with subject line "Photography Faculty Search".

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. The city's close proximity offers a vast array of museums, galleries, and other cultural opportunities. Faculty regularly exhibit, lecture, and lead workshops within the St. Louis region's art community. The NASAD accredited Department of Art and Design recently moved into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility on the main SIUE campus. The new facilities include a 3,700-square-foot gallery space and generously equipped studio areas for concentrations including: photography/digital arts, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, metalworking/jewelry, graphic design, painting, drawing and printmaking.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years.

This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the Campus Fire Safety Right to Know. For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

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