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Cleveland Institute of Art

Assistant/Associate Professor of Photography/Video

Location: Cleveland, OH
Posted: November 15, 2021
Application Deadline: January 14, 2022


Cleveland Institute of Art
Rachael Sauber
11610 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH, 44106

The Department of Photography and Video at the Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants should be qualified in teaching photography and video technologies as well as media art theory and critical discourse of the still and moving image; proficient in a wide range of skills in digital photography and video practices, in addition to traditional darkroom processes, and actively exhibiting nationally and/or internationally, or demonstrates potential for establishing a national and/or international exhibition record of professional recognition in their field.

We seek candidates who demonstrate technical, mechanical and process proficiencies; knowledge of historical and contemporary issues; and familiarity with cross-cultural perspectives related to photography, video and/or lens-based media. We especially welcome candidates whose instructional approaches extend beyond Eurocentric models and engage with contemporary issues.

The successful candidate is expected to teach 3 studio courses per semester, maintain a vibrant studio practice in photography, video, or other time-based media, to contribute to departmental and institutional service, and will show evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and related social concerns within the learning environment.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our program.

The position offers competitive salary and benefits compensation is commensurate with experience. Preferred qualifications include an MFA in Photography or Video, and evidence of 3 or more years of experience successfully teaching in higher education.

Application Requirements
Applications received by January 14, 2022 will be given full consideration. To apply for the position, please visit Applicants will be asked to submit:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Statement
4. Artist Statement and Links to online work
5. Diversity Statement - Applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences and describe how they integrate a diverse range of artistic practices and perspectives into their teaching
6. Contact information for three references.

Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed by phone or video conference, and will need to submit:
1. 20 examples of Personal Work and 20 examples of Student Work
2. Accompanying Image List of Personal and Student Work (including title, date, media)
3. 3 letters of recommendation

Finalists will be interviewed in Spring 2022 through video conferences and/or campus visits. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on or before July 1, 2022.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nationally recognized four-year accredited college of art and design. An educational cornerstone in Cleveland since 1882, CIA is an independent college committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. CIA wins widespread acclaim for the quality of its programs and the achievements of its alumni. Groundbreaking artwork from graduates and faculty can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The college's design and entertainment arts alumni are sought-after innovators at corporations that include Proctor & Gamble, Ford, GM, Nissan, Motor, Hasbro, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony and Electronic Arts.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland's University Circle, one of the country's most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country. The CIA experience includes cross-disciplinary studies, opportunities for exploration, development of critical thinking and practical business skills. In addition, every CIA student participates in projects involving real-world challenges and outside clients or partners. CIA's highly engaged faculty include exhibiting artists, scholars, and award-winning designers who continue to make significant contributions to their fields and win national recognition for their art and scholarship.

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