The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University seeks a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor in Photography. This position will teach the equivalent of eight courses per year (4 per semester). Courses will be in photography and discipline-related first year and shared experience ART courses. Additional responsibilities will include participating in formal graduate and undergraduate level critiques, assisting with the maintenance of the digital print lab, darkrooms, and lighting studio facilities, and continued development of personal research. This position provides a private office, access to the photography labs (B&W darkrooms, alternative process lab, digital printing, studio lighting, etc.) and the robust facilities within the School of Art and Design (including the shape lab with 3D printers, CNC router, laser cutter, etc.).
The ECU photography area is a regional hub for photographic education. We believe in the importance of providing a comprehensive learning experience with exposure to the rich range of tools our medium has to offer, from 19th century techniques to the newest digital technologies. We provide our students with a subject-appropriate balance of technical mastery, a historical and contemporary understanding of theory and practice, and the development of written and spoken art vernacular. We encourage our students to be skillful makers of meaningful visual experiences.
Contingent upon available funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
To apply, candidates must submit the following materials online via the PeopleAdmin system www.jobs.ecu.edu.
Cover letter addressing position description
List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number (letters of recommendation will be required at a later date)
A link to your personal website that includes: 20 images of personal work and 20 images of student work (if available)
Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Official transcripts are required upon employment.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
MFA or related terminal degree in studio art, photography, or related area
Experience with film based (darkroom) and digital photographic practices
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 940768
Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Art and Design provides a multidisciplinary approach to art and design that creates opportunities for students to develop creative and critical thinking abilities by thinking through making. The School enrolls more than 500 students in twelve areas across four degrees. The School of Art and Design is the largest BFA Art program in University of North Carolina system and has been continuously accredited by NASAD since 1962. The School has over 40 full-time faculty and is located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center, a 142,000-square foot facility with specialized equipment, tools, and technology for the School's 14 disciplines—animation/interactive design, art education, art history, film and video production, ceramics, glass, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design. From computer labs, a digital loom, CNC routers, and laser cutters to a wood shop, foundry, letterpress shop, black and white dark room and beyond, the School's facilities are comprehensive and available to faculty and students think, make, and work across the School's disciplines.
Within the University of North Carolina system, ECU is the third largest of the state's 16 degree-granting public institutions. ECU has been named one of the best colleges in the Southeast region by the Princeton Review. ECU's is committed to maximizing student success, serving the public, and leading regional transformation in the East. The University is located in the city Greenville, NC, on the Tar River, a community of over 90,000. A former tobacco town, Greenville has developed as a cultural center in eastern North Carolina. In addition to extensive arts offerings by the School of Theater and Dance, School of Music, and School of Art and Design and its Gray Gallery, the city boasts the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville Museum of Art, Magnolia Arts Center, numerous community schools of music and dance, and more. Outdoor amenities include access to the Tar River for boating and kayaking, the expansive River Park North, a greenway system, and more. ECU is located adjacent to the city's historic downtown—Uptown. Restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, retail businesses, and art galleries comprise this thriving district, which regularly hosts community events.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.