The School of Art at the University of Houston invites artists with a strong foundation in photography-based art to apply for a tenure-track position to begin in Fall 2013. The Photography and Digital Media program offers art courses in digital video, chemical based photographic processes, and digital photography. We seek an exceptional artist who understands digital and traditional photographic practices of video and photography but also pushes the boundaries of those pre-existing photographic definitions to include the most innovative applications of photo-based media. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of photographic history and critical/media theory, and be committed to advancing the discourse as an educator and an artist. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm, vision and flexibility as the Photography and Digital Media program introduces new curriculum and initiates facility renovations.
• MFA in Photography or equivalent
• Minimum of 3-4 years of college level teaching experience (post graduate school) to include at least 2 years teaching chemical and/or digital photography
• Strong record of professional activity
• Knowledge or experience with other New Media technologies a plus
• Grant writing or fund raising experience a plus
Responsibilities include: developing curriculum, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, participating in management of facilities, and other campus service, as well as committee service on the School, College and University levels. The successful individual will be expected to continue an active professional career as a requirement for advancing toward tenure.
How to Apply
Please send letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, CV, examples your work and student work (photographs formatted as digital files with a jpeg extension a CD or movie files formatted on a DVD), and contact information for three professional references to: Pat Deeves, Assistant Director, School of Art, 100 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4019. Include SASE if you want materials returned. No applications by email. For more information on the School of Art, please see www.art.uh.edu. Specific inquiries about this position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.743.0936. The priority deadline is January 12, 2013, however, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The Houston Region
Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city of more than 4 million. With internationally acclaimed photography collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil collection, and prestigious institutions such as FotoFest and the Houston Center of Photography, the photographic community is a vibrant one, with broad support from commercial galleries and artist spaces that promote and exhibit photography.
The University of Houston
The University of Houston is a major public research oriented university with a longstanding commitment to the arts. The University of Houston, Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, one of the most diverse research universities in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with 37,000 students. For more information about UH, visit the university's Newsroom at http://www.uh.edu/news-events/.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.