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Smith College

Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography

Location: Northampton, MA
Posted: December 07, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021


Smith College
Fraser Stables
Smith College
Northampton, MA, 01063

The Department of Art at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, two-year position as Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography to begin July 1, 2021. The initial term of appointment is for two-years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. Applicants should have an active exhibition record and fluency with historical and contemporary art. MFA or MA is required by the time of appointment, as is independent, college-level teaching experience. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the field are encouraged to apply.

Teaching obligations include four undergraduate courses per year. We seek candidates with expertise in photography, who are fluent in digital workflows as well as analog and darkroom practices. Applicants who bring an interdisciplinary perspective to their studio practice and teaching of photography are encouraged to apply, as are applicants whose work engages the expanded field of photography and its links to other studio disciplines. As a department, we value art practices, research, and pedagogical inquiries that consider global contexts, racial justice, and historical inequities within the discipline. Annual teaching responsibilities include courses in photography, at least one foundation-level course in digital media or cross-disciplinary practice, and an advanced cross-disciplinary capstone course for senior Art majors.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Art can be found at

Submit application at with a portfolio of 20 images of recent work, 10 images of student work, cover letter, artist statement, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, and the contact information for three confidential references. Letters of recommendation will only be requested for candidates who are invited for an interview. Finalists will be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2021.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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