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Middle Tennessee State University

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor, Photography

Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posted: October 08, 2019
Application Deadline: January 13, 2020


Middle Tennessee State University
Billy Pittard
MTSU Box 58
Murfreesboro, TN, 37132

The Photography program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is offering an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position to teach digital and traditional photography courses and related topics. We are interested in candidates who value classroom teaching of undergraduate students, student advisement, scholarly activity, university service and community service. Knowledge of history and theory and photographic pedagogy is essential. Start date for the position is August 1, 2020.

Founded in 1962, the Photography program at MTSU is built on a combination of commercial, artistic and journalistic photography. The program is delivered in a recently remodeled stand-alone building with digital and traditional facilities. The Photography building includes two digital classrooms, a digital lab with scanners and large-format printers, two traditional darkrooms, an alternative process darkroom, a dedicated photographic studio with a coved hard cyclorama, a tabletop studio, and a student photo gallery. The program is also the home of The Baldwin Photographic Gallery and Archive. The Gallery has been in operation since 1964 exhibiting the works of photographers such as Ansel Adams, Sally Mann, Jerry Uelsmann, and Mark Klett. The Baldwin Photographic Archive contains priceless selected works from past exhibitors preserved in a museum-quality vault with secure access for scholarly study and research.

MTSU's Photography program exists in the Department of Media Arts where ongoing opportunities exist to blur the lines with filmmaking, 360 degree production, virtual reality, aerial production, and other forms of media.

Middle Tennessee State University is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee just thirty miles from Nashville, and is frequently cited on best-places-to-live lists. The university has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it "a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education."

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in Photography by appointment date, or a master's degree in Photography or a closely related field by appointment date with 5 years demonstrated exceptional industry experience may be considered. The successful candidate must have 3 years practical photographic industry experience in current practices for digital and traditional photography. Candidates with previous college-level teaching experience and/or substantial industry experience will receive special consideration.

Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
• Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
• Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution
• An Employee Assistance Program
• Educational Assistance Programs
• Sick leave

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