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Muhlenberg College

Assistant Professor, Photography, Full-Time, Tenure Track

Location: Allentown, PA
Posted: October 26, 2020
Application Deadline: November 20, 2020


Muhlenberg College
Beth Buechler
2400 Chew St.
Allentown, PA, 18104

Job ID: 2051

Muhlenberg College Art Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor studio art position in photography. As a selective liberal arts institution, Muhlenberg emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment where faculty teach a 3/3 course load. MFA in photography required by date of hire. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach digital photography at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Knowledge of analog process and experience with related media (i.e. performance, installation) and/or interdisciplinary collaborations is preferred. Studio art faculty at Muhlenberg are required to be consistently and effectively engaged in professional activity, with an ongoing commitment to presenting their work in public venues. Faculty are expected to perform college service in the form of academic advising, shared governance, and other points of engagement.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is an independent, coeducational residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Allentown is a diverse city of 116,000, and along with Bethlehem and Easton, anchors the third-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. The region is home to a vibrant arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine. In addition, Allentown is within close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, submit the following items as one PDF document: (1) a letter of application indicating your interest; (2) CV; (3) artist statement; (4) separate statement speaking to how you will contribute to building a more inclusive and diverse community at Muhlenberg; (5) names of three references. Additionally, please upload one portfolio of up to 20 clearly labeled images of student work in a PDF or PowerPoint, and another portfolio of 20 clearly labeled images of your work in a PDF or PowerPoint. Applications received by November 20, 2020 will receive full consideration. Please submit your complete application to our Career Portal: Muhlenberg Careers.

Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. For more information, visit

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit Muhlenberg College's Diversity & Inclusion page.

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