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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Depart

Teaching Assistant Professor in Photography

Posted: November 13, 2023
Application Deadline: December 13, 2023


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Depart
C Lindsay Fulenwider
101 Hanes Art Center, CB 3405
CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27599-3405

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for Teaching Assistant Professor in Photography with a start date of July 1, 2024. The position is an initial fixed term period of 3 years with potential for renewal; promotion is possible in 6-year increments.

The successful candidate will have a dynamic studio practice and will have the ability to teach a range of undergraduate photography courses with an emphasis on the darkroom processes; mentor graduate students working across disciplines, and to articulate knowledge of and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Central teaching responsibilities will be in all levels of Photography. Additionally, there will be opportunities to teach interdisciplinary courses, including graduate seminars and experimental courses.

We seek candidates whose creative practices are rooted in contemporary art and interdisciplinarity. We broadly invite applicants who take up a lens-based approach as foundational to their practice, some examples being: installation-related approach to the medium, drawing from photography's status as an indexical trace of the visible world; documentary approach to the image that expands and disrupts historical uses of the genre; or a lens-based approach that engages the performative aspects of the medium. Applicants should be skilled in both traditional analog photography methods and digital technologies and have a fluency in contemporary cultural and aesthetic discourses.

This position calls for teaching 3 courses per semester. Our service responsibilities include departmental committee contributions, advising, and participation in shared governance. In addition to teaching and service responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to a sustained and developing creative practice, with an active and ongoing exhibition and/or publishing record.

● MFA or equivalent terminal degree
● Exhibition record evidence

University teaching experience is preferred.

Required Application Materials
● A cover letter detailing your specific interests and qualifications for the position.
● CV, including a list of courses taught
● Statement of Research
● Teaching Philosophy
● Portfolio of 20 digital work samples of your own work and 10 samples of student work (1 PDF)
● Names and contact information for three professional references

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