Lecturer/Adjunct Lecturer (Photography)
School of Art + Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full- and part-time teaching-focused appointments in the field of Photography beginning August 16, 2019. This appointment requires service for one nine-month academic year (08/16-05/15), with the possibility of an extension beyond the first year.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Terminal degree in the field of Photography (MFA in Photography, or equivalent) is required. Terminal degrees in other fields may be considered if accompanied by significant professional experience. Candidates will need a demonstrated record of a creative body of work, exhibitions, and a broad understanding of the historical and contemporary field of photography. Applicants must have at least 2 years cumulative teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Teaching experience beyond a Teaching Assistantship is highly preferred. Successful candidates will have an excellent working knowledge of digital photographic media, digital cameras, film cameras, darkroom experience and studio lighting.
Teaching will include project-based art making for individuals and group assignments which further a broad understanding of contemporary photographic art making. Candidates will be required to teach Photoshop, Studio Lighting and Studio Courses, and traditional dark room techniques.
• The successful full-time candidate (Lecturer) will teach a 3/3 course load (three courses each in the fall and spring semesters) or equivalent as well as provide service to the school and photography program in areas such as student exhibitions and contributions to curricular development.
• The successful part-time candidate (Adjunct Lecturer) will teach a 2/2 course load (two courses each semester) or equivalent with no service responsibility.
As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Dance, Theater, and Music. The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Supported by the nation’s third largest research library and abundant technological resources, Illinois provides a rich environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary ventures. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, faa.illinois.edu for the college, and art.illinois.edu for the School.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 17 July 2019. Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu (JobID 116075). Complete submissions will include the following:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy
• Names and complete contact information for three references
• Portfolio of professional work (up to 20 images)
Please submit items 1-5 combined into a single multi-page, letter-size PDF (NOT an Acrobat “PDF portfolio”). Use the naming convention of “lastname_docs.pdf”. Portfolios of work should be submitted as PDF (letter-sized pages preferred) or JPEG files (no larger than 2 MB). Please use the naming convention of: “lastname_pw_01.jpg or .pdf” for professional work, and “lastname_sw_01.jpg or .pdf” for student work.
Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however no decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and rank.
For additional information regarding the position, please contact:
Associate Professor Luke Batten
School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
408 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 USA
217-333-0855 (phone) | email@example.com (email)
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