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Hamilton College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Location: Clinton, NY
Posted: December 14, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021


Hamilton College
Robert Knight
198 College Hill Road, Art Department
Clinton, NY, 13323

Visiting Assistant Professor in Art

The Art Department at Hamilton College invites applications for one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates to teach photography whose work is grounded in studio practice, scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate's research and teaching will situate photographic practices within historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary frameworks. Teaching expectation is two courses in the fall and three courses in the spring, with additional responsibility for mentoring senior photo concentrators and overseeing the darkroom. The successful candidate can expect active support for their creative work.

This position requires a strong grounding in traditional photographic processes and materials including analog film-based and wet darkroom processes, large format photography, and color digital photographic production. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills within a liberal arts context and to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary photographic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is also welcome. We seek candidates who possess a capacity to interweave theory and practice, who demonstrate effective collaborative skills, and who display a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts.

Candidates must have an MFA, a record of effective teaching in higher education, and a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative achievement. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Applicants should submit a letter of application stating their motivation for teaching at a small, liberal arts college as well as their vision for the role of photography in a visual art program, curriculum vitae, ten images of their own creative work (with captions), ten images of student work (with captions), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Materials should be addressed to Robert Knight, Search Committee Chair via Interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Robert Knight at Applications will begin to be considered on January 31, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about our current programs, please visit our department and digital art websites at:

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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