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Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Archite

Assistant or Associate Professor in Photography, Tenure Track Appointment

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted: November 24, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021


Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Archite
Valentina Cleary
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to the Photography Program in the Department of Art to start fall, 2021.
The Photography Program encompasses a wide range of philosophies and practices, ranging from cutting-edge contemporary methods to historic processes, and is grounded in a philosophy of social commitment within the ever-evolving fields of hybrid practices for creative investigation and expression.

The ideal candidate for this position will provide expertise to advance Tyler's involvement with digital media. They will be a lens-based artist with expertise in time-based media (video and sound). The position will participate in the development of innovative curricula throughout the school and help maintain the school's competitive edge in research and teaching of digital media. This is part of a strategic plan to build out expertise in visualization and immersion, such as projection mapping, augmented reality, virtual reality, physical computing, LIDAR scanning, and other related modes of image production and inquiry.
Candidates with a research based arts practice, and whose vision includes broader social, political, cultural or artistic contexts, are particularly desirable. A professional record of accomplishment is required that can include such achievements as screenings, festivals, broadcast, publications or exhibitions. In addition to being an accomplished artist, the successful candidate must have demonstrated experience and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Since 1935, Tyler School of Art and Architecture has offered students instruction from a world-renowned faculty combined with the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler's programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of art, design, art history, art education and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum and a large, diverse campus community. In addition, the newly constructed Charles Library houses the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio as a space for student and collaborative research in digital humanities, digital arts, cultural analytics, and critical making.

Tyler School of Art and Architecture is located on Temple University's main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region. Philadelphia has a deep artistic tradition in disciplines like painting, printmaking, photography, and fabrication, as well as a thriving contemporary art scene.

Beyond Philadelphia, the city makes for an affordable and convenient home base to access other major cities with flourishing arts, culture and architectural communities like New York City and Washington D.C..
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Qualifications: Must have an MFA or terminal degree in appropriate discipline, record of professional accomplishment, demonstrated teaching excellence, an ability to communicate and work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with students, faculty and administrators. A minimum of three years of full time college-level teaching experience, or the equivalent, is preferred.
The position involves teaching at the BFA and MFA levels from within the program and across the school. The workload is comprised of research and creative work, teaching and instruction, and service to the program, department, and college.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply: Please visit to create an account and upload the following materials:
● Cover letter of intent
● Curriculum Vitae
● Artist Statement
● 20 examples of your work
● 20 examples of student work
● Statement of teaching philosophy
● Two sample syllabi
● Three references with contact information: address, phone number and email address*
* Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application.
If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email:
Review of applications begins on January 15, 2021. The position remains open until filled.
Please address further inquiries to Byron Wolfe, search committee chair (

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