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Pratt Institute

Assistant or Associate Professor, Full Time, Tenure Track - Photography Department

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posted: November 02, 2022
Application Deadline: December 30, 2022


Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11205

The Photography department invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will take an active role in the MFA program and will also teach courses at the undergraduate level and work in a learning environment with students that reflects a broad range of practices within a department that embraces interdisciplinarity and intersectionality. A passion for teaching, leadership, and curriculum development is essential.

The Photography department offers two academic programs, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Photography. The department is located in the School of Art and also serves students outside the department. The newly revised MFA curriculum is based on a commitment to anti-racist thinking, social practice, critical theory, and a deep exploration of the possibilities inherent in both traditional and experimental photographic practices.

Pratt School of Art provides a rigorous, student-centered education that emphasizes risk-taking and exploration. We are a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff committed to meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Our programs develop criticality through a mutual, sustained process of critique, articulation, and reflection, and foster an interdisciplinary environment that allows students to broaden their creative thinking and pursuits. Guided by outstanding faculty, students learn to integrate theory and practice, develop their creative voices, and actively engage with the world.

Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff, and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

Position Responsibilities:

- Teach a range of graduate and undergraduate photography courses.
- Have a recognized research/scholarship practice, creative activity and/or professional practice.
- Actively participate in departmental and institutional service, including committee work and academic support services such as, curricular coordination and development, curricular assessment, and student advising.

Salary Range: $78K - $94.4K


We seek an artist with an emerging scholarly and professional profile that is grounded in critical theory, criticism and/or writing. Applicants should have demonstrated academic leadership experience, preferably at the MFA-level, that includes participation in committees, classroom instruction, and the mentoring of individual students. An ability to teach studio, seminar, and lecture courses is required. Applicants should have a proven record of accomplishments in the area(s) of exhibitions, public programs/projects, research, and publications.


MFA or degree equivalent in photography, studio arts, critical theory, or philosophy


- Demonstrated excellence in teaching, preferably with at least two years' experience at the graduate level

- Recognized creative scholarship and/or current professional practice in the field of photography or related disciplines such as critical studies and writing.

- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with management and leadership skills.
- Expertise in a broad range of methodologies, concepts, techniques and technology related to photographic practice.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications to begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date for this appointment is August 28th, 2023.

To apply, please submit the following materials via our applicant site at:

- a cover letter addressing your interest in the position,

- a curriculum vitae,

- a philosophy of teaching statement,

- a selection of 20 works of visual art completed by the applicant within the past 3-5 years,

- a statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your career and how you plan on continuing to do so here at Pratt, and

- the names and contact information for three professional references.

We also welcome a maximum of 3 published writing samples as supplemental material if relevant to your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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