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University of Houston

Assistant Professor - Photography and Digital Media

Location: Houston, TX
Posted: November 02, 2023
Application Deadline: January 05, 2024


University of Houston
Andrea Johnson
4188 Elgin, Room 100
Houston, TX, 77204

The School of Art at the University of Houston, a Tier-One public research university, seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Photography/Digital Media position to begin Fall 2024. The program seeks outstanding candidates working at the forefront of contemporary photography or video. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record with the potential to achieve national or international recognition and a developing record as a teacher and mentor. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to creative research and production and an engagement with contemporary issues and the evolving concerns of our dynamic field. We wish to consider candidates with an expansive approach to contemporary image-based creation, from analog processes to the newest digital technologies. The successful candidate for this position will excel at teaching and mentoring students from a broad range of backgrounds.

Responsibilities include teaching foundation, intermediate and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in photography and/or video, including studio courses for majors in the candidate's area of expertise. Program and departmental service is expected, and the teaching load is 2/3.

About the School of Art
The School of Art faculty are leaders in their fields, with MacArthur, MacDowell and Guggenheim Fellows among their ranks. The School is situated in the McGovern College of the Arts, the culturally rich and innovative home of the visual and performing arts at the University of Houston, which is located in the thriving and dynamic arts city of Houston. The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the most diverse public research university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is the leading public research university in Houston and the third largest university in Texas. In 2021, UH enrolled more than 47,000 students in 276 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. UH awards more than 11,000 degrees annually and has more than 360,000 alumni. The City of Houston, Texas is the fourth-largest city and one of America's great arts destination cities for the twenty-first century.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Three Professional References (names and contact information only at this time)
Portfolio of creative/academic/professional work (20 images or video clips)
Portfolio of representative student work (10-15 images or video clips)
Preferential deadline is January 5, 2024 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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