Seeking Assistant Professor of Studio Art Photography and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art

Seeking Assistant Professor of Studio Art Photography and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art

SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Courtesy SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

November 13, 2018
Seeking Assistant Professor of Studio Art Photography and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art (tenure track), position # 6274

The Division of Art of the Meadows School of the Arts seeks to appoint an Interdisciplinary Artist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), commencing August 2019. We understand interdisciplinarity in the arts to be a term that describes an ethos of aesthetic and cultural integration of knowledge and expressive resources associated with the fine and performing arts, the humanities, and the sciences.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate an established or emerging practice as an artist and prior teaching experience of at least one year full time (or its equivalent) at university level. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

By ‘established’ artistic practice we mean a record of exhibitions and/or projects and/or performances at a national and international level; by ‘emerging’ artistic practice, we mean a record of exhibitions and/or projects and/or performances at a regional and national level.

Both these factors—your work as an artist and your work as an educator—should be clearly interdisciplinary. We are especially interested in artists whose work is critically engaged with a diverse range of aesthetic and cultural values.

The ideal candidate will be an individual whose work demonstrates a unique, experimental approach that challenges our understanding and expectations with respect to contemporary art practices and pedagogy. Such artistic practices may include, but are not limited to: artworks created using a combination of non-standard materials and/or traditional craft-based skills; installation; artist bookworks; creative computation; sound art; performance; interactive media; video; written, spoken and performed text; DIY and collaborative strategies; relational art forms; and community-oriented projects centered on social justice or urban design. Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) completed by August 2019.

Please apply using Slideroom.

Review of applications will continue up to the submission deadline. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by midnight (CST), November 30, 2018.

The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Information: Professor Michael Corris


Assistant Professor in Photography (tenure track), position # 6574 
The SMU Meadows Division of Art invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be involved in the shaping of a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum in Art. As a faculty committed to interdisciplinary dialogue, we are interested in an artist and educator working dynamically within photography and its position within contemporary art. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses.  Other responsibilities include graduate teaching and advising the Division of Art’s technician to support and maintain photography labs and related equipment and facilities.

Minimum qualifications 
–An MFA or equivalent in art
–An active professional practice within the field of photography
–Proficiency in both black and white darkroom techniques and digital photographic processes
–An understanding of contemporary art and the theory and history of photography
–One year full-time teaching at university level 

Preferred qualifications
–Two years full-time teaching at university level
–A demonstration of an artistic practice and/or teaching that can integrate photography with the broad practices of contemporary art

Applications must include
–Letter of application highlighting the candidate’s accomplishments
–Artist statement describing the artist’s work in relation to historical and contemporary photographic practices
–Teaching statement
–Contact information of three references
–20 work samples

Applications must be submitted via Slideroom by January 15, 2019. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Start Date: August 2019.

Information: James Sullivan

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, T 214 768 3601, accessequity [​at​]

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