Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted: October 28, 2019
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Georgia State University
P.O Box 3965
Atlanta, GA, 30302
Academic Professional in Photography
Be part of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design's growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a vibrant international city in the Southeast. The Academic Professional in Photography will play a central role in the School of Art & Design's contributions to Georgia State's strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for support include but are not limited to summer funding, teaching release time, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.
The School of Art & Design is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the School of Film, Media & Theatre, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university's most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta's thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.
Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century's great global cities. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #5 in First-Year Experiences and Learning Communities, and #8 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
The School of Art & Design seeks an exceptional educator, lab administrator, and artist who will join our team of vibrant, creative professionals. This position reports directly to the Director of the School of Art & Design and will run all of the analog and digital photography labs. Some key responsibilities include managing area budget, finances, and cash flow; supervising Graduate Lab Assistants and undergraduate student assistants; and overseeing area facilities, maintenance, and lab communication. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to proper lab safety and procedure, a broad and interdisciplinary approach to teaching photography, and a dedication to artistic practice and student learning. This position will also have service responsibilities on various Area, School-, College-, and University-level committees and has a teaching load of 3/3.
• MFA in Photography or related field
• In-depth knowledge of managing analog and digital photographic facilities
• Ability to teach in all areas of photography studio practice
• A minimum of two years of teaching experience
• Administrative and photographic lab experience
This is a full-time appointment with an anticipated start date of January 6th 2020
To apply, please submit three separate PDFs, as described below, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDF #1: All TEXT documents in this order:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Artist statement
4) Teaching philosophy
5) Sample syllabi from relevant photography courses
6) Explanation of lab experience and skill set with facility management
7) Names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references
20 images of personal work that are clearly labeled and described
20 images of student work that are clearly labeled and described with relevant assignment and course information
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by 11/15/2019. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification and the submission of three hard-copy letters of recommendation.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Photography.