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Old Dominion University

Assistant Professor of Photography (Tenure Track, F0677A1)

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Posted: January 05, 2023
Application Deadline: January 31, 2023


Old Dominion University
Dr. Jared Benton

The Art Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Photography to begin in August 2023.

The photography program offers BFAs in photography and has studio, darkroom, and computer laboratory resources. The successful candidate will take an active role in the administration of the BFA program and will also teach courses at the undergraduate level.

Only candidates with an MFA (or equivalent terminal degree) will be considered for the position. The preferred candidate will have some experience in higher education and especially experience teaching a diverse student body.

Old Dominion University is R1 institution with a racially and socio-economically diverse student body. It was ranked in the top fifty in the world for reducing inequality by the Times Higher Education and was ranked in the top fifteen for African-American success by Education Trust.

Position Responsibilities:
• Teach a range of undergraduate photography courses.
• Have an active research/scholarship practice consisting of creative activity
• Actively participate in departmental and institutional service, including committee work and academic support services such as, curricular coordination and development, curricular assessment, scheduling, and student advising.
• Co-administrative oversight of the photography studios including both digital and traditional wet labs.
• Other duties will include developing curriculum, engaging in professional activities, as well as participating in department, college, and university-wide service. A passion for teaching, leadership, and curriculum development is essential.

The Department of Art seeks a dynamic artist/educator whose practice demonstrates a critical and technical engagement with contemporary issues in the creative and scholarly field of photography.

Minimum requirements:
• MFA in photography, studio arts, or related degree a requirement.
• An ability to teach studio and seminar courses is required.
• Applicants must have an established or emerging career with accomplishments in the area(s) of exhibitions, public programs/projects, or publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, preferably with some experience teaching in higher education is preferred. Applicants with experience in higher education at diverse institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should go to to submit an application. Candidates must upload the following:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• One PDF including 20 Recent Works
• Artist Statement (One Page)
• Teaching Philosophy (One Page)
• Statement of Research Interests (One Page)
• Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
• Contact Information for three references

Review of applications to begin January 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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