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University of Arizona- School of Art

Assistant Professor, Photography|Video|Imaging (Tenure Eligible)

Location: Tucson, AZ
Posted: November 26, 2019
Application Deadline: January 10, 2020


University of Arizona- School of Art
Maria Sanchez
1031 N Olive Rd.
Tucson, AZ, 85721

The School of Art invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Photography, Video and Imaging (PVI) beginning fall of 2020. We are seeking a new faculty member who can lead our division's expansion into emerging and innovative imaging practices and technologies. The successful candidate will collaborate with PVI faculty to design, implement and teach new courses that incorporate experimental and inspired approaches to the field in a program that embraces the breadth of contemporary practice. These might include: beyond-camera recording and tracking; surveillance and social experience; digital and dataset archives; computer vision and algorithmic processes; and unorthodox equipment processes in the service of constructing images. Candidates are required to have the technical ability to support student learning in the PVI program along with the conceptual and technical grounding to teach courses in digital photography and video/time-based media. Other desirable areas of engagement to compliment or integrate with imaging and video expertise might include: performance; installation; video/photo/object hybrids; photobook making; analog photography and B&W darkroom; historic and non-silver processes.

We seek a candidate that can demonstrate evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, different ability and cultural diversity within the university student population.

The University of Arizona Photography, Video and Imaging MFA Program is ranked 9th in the nation by US News and World Report.

The School of Art houses the Programs of Photography, Video and Imaging, 2D, 3D Extended Media, Illustration and Design, Art History and Art and Visual Culture Education. With 37 full time faculty and 15 staff members, The School serves approximately 500 undergraduate students and 85 graduate students and offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and a Museum Studies Certificate. The University's Center for Creative Photography, an internationally-renowned archive, research center and exhibition space primarily devoted to twentieth century fine art photography, plays an important role in program curriculum and offers opportunities for both faculty and students.

For more information about the School of Art go to:

About the University:
The University of Arizona is a Research-1, land grant institution. The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution and includes an increasingly diverse student population. It is expected that the successful candidate will effectively demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students through teaching, mentorship and recruitment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities

• Teach, advise, and mentor a diverse body of students in the BFA/MFA Photography, Video and Imaging program and other graduate students across the School of Art.
• Teach the standard 2/2 load for a tenure track Assistant Professor.
• Sustain an active and accelerated record of scholarship and creative practice.
• Undertake service responsibilities within the division, school and university.

Minimum Qualifications

• MFA or terminal degree with a research emphasis in photography, video, digital arts or a related field
• Evidence of an imaging-based practice as referenced in the job description
• Technical ability to teach courses in digital photography, video and imaging
• Knowledge and experience of contemporary art practice, contemporary trends in photography, imaging and time-based media.
• Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship
• Evidence of an exhibition record and professional accomplishment
• Demonstrated ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students through teaching, mentorship and recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications

• 2 years of university-level teaching experience (including graduate teaching assistantships)
• Strong record of national and/or international exhibitions
• Evidence of student success

Internal Number: F22172

Applications received by January 10th will receive priority, but the position will remain open until filled.

General application materials must be submitted through the University of Arizona Human Resources Website:

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