University of Texas-Austin Seeks Assistant Professor in Photography

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin seeks an exceptional artist with extensive knowledge of both film based and digital photographic processes. Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Photography with an anticipated start date of Fall 2013. Applicants should have a significant record of exhibition and be conversant in photographic history and critical/media theory. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work in an integrated studio and lecture environment, teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned.

The Photography program is part of the Studio Art division in the Department of Art and Art History. The Department of Art and Art History is comprised of four divisions: Design, Art History, Visual Art Studies and Studio Art. The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship Tier One research institution, situated in a city known for its quality of life and active engagement with the arts.

The Photography curriculum offers students both the technical skills, and creative fluency, needed to create resonant visual images. Courses focus on the interrelation of photography and art, providing a stimulus that challenges students to overcome preconceptions about photography. With course offerings in wet black & white and digital photography, the curriculum provides a multifaceted approach to the medium that includes traditional forms of image making and conceptually oriented practices. Applicants must be able to develop, refine and teach courses in wet black & white and digital photography ranging from non-majors to majors and freshman through graduate level.

Teaching will be at all levels, with a typical faculty load of 2/2 based on an active research schedule. Service to the community of the department in addition to official college and university business is required. As a Tier One research institution, the University of Texas at Austin expects this faculty member to actively pursue original research with a mandate to significantly contribute to their field through publication, exhibition, or other venues central to their discipline. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications should include a statement of interest, current curriculum vitae, the names of three professional references (with phone and email contact information), and documentation of teaching and research history. Please organize the documentation within a single PDF file and email to For other media that isn’t easily accommodated by this format, please embed links within the PDF. Review of applications will begin February 25th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Texas at Austin maintains a strong commitment to equity and diversity. Given its continued efforts to achieve a diverse and equitable work environment and campus community, the University of Texas at Austin encourages all interested candidates to apply.
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Author: Jacqueline Francis

Writer, educator, curator, arts consultant, and occasional artist in San Francisco, California. Follow me on Twitter @JackieFrancisSF and Instagram--jackiefrancissf

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