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College of Charleston

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Charleston, SC
Posted: January 08, 2021
Application Deadline: March 04, 2021


College of Charleston
Sara Frankel
54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC, 29424
(843) 953-8454

The Department of Studio Art at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Photography starting in August of 2021. The successful candidate must have an MFA or equivalent in Photography with expertise in, and ability to teach, all levels of darkroom, digital and experimental photography to undergraduate Studio Art majors and non-majors. A secondary interest in, and ability to teach, alternative time-based media, such as video, is a benefit. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load and includes mentorship of independent study projects, student advising and supervision of internships in photography. Candidates are expected to demonstrate and sustain a record of professional achievement with an active exhibition record. Preference will be given to applicants with three years of college teaching experience beyond a graduate assistantship.

The Photography area is one of five areas of study in the Studio Art Department—along with Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. Located in the Cato Center for the Arts, which opened in 2010, it features a state-of the-art darkroom, light studio and digital media lab. These facilities are managed by the faculty member hired for this position. A faculty darkroom and studio are provided.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Please submit PDFs of the following: a cover letter, a current CV, a one-page teaching philosophy, a one-page artist statement, 20 images of recent artwork, 20 images of student artwork, two syllabi examples, a one-page list of contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three reference providers. Preliminary interviews will be held via zoom. Selected candidates may be invited for on-campus interviews. Review of applications will start on February 15, 2021 and will remain open until March 4, 2021 or until the position is filled.

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