March 4, 2014

Visual Arts undergraduate photography professor position

Princeton University
Photo: John O’Neill.

Princeton University’s program in Visual Arts, under the aegis of the Lewis Center for the Arts, is seeking applicants for a faculty position to teach undergraduate-level courses in photography and related media effective September 1, 2015, at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor.

The program invites applications from artists working in photography or an expanded definition of photography. The candidate must have a vibrant studio practice, an active presence and reputation in the field, a familiarity with a wide range of artistic concepts and methods, and undergraduate teaching experience. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability, indeed a commitment, to engage productively with students at all skill levels and an eagerness to foster a vital role for photography within the context of a liberal arts university.

The successful candidate will teach two classes per semester. S/he will work with the Director of the Visual Arts program on all aspects of the study of undergraduate photography as an art and its relation to painting, sculpture, filmmaking, graphic design, and the scientific and the humanistic studies at Princeton. Duties will include space and lab planning; junior and senior independent studio advising; and the mentoring of other students interested in the visual arts. The candidate will join an established interdisciplinary art center whose faculty work across disciplines to encourage the creativity and growth of our students. For more information about the mission and scope of the program visit our website.

Essential qualifications
We invite applications from senior artists with an extensive national and international exhibition history, as well as junior artists with clear potential and a significant record of achievement. MFA or equivalent professional experience required. The position begins fall 2015. Rank is open.

For a complete position description and to submit an application online please go to

Application submission requirements:
– Cover letter
– Resume, including the names and contact information for three references
– Provide 20 still images saved as a PDF of recent work and submit as part of the online application, or supply a link to a website (under Other Document 1)
– Statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum, under Other Document 2)
– Two sample syllabi (under Other Document 3)

Applications received by June 1, 2014, will receive a thorough review. Position open until filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.



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