Assistant Professor - Art & Design - Photography

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

ID: 7062255
Posted: November 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor – Photography. This is a full-time, tenure-track position to begin in August 2020. This position is an approved faculty line and is contingent upon funding approval.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1988, APSU’s Art + Design program offers BFA degrees in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Animation + Visual Effects, and BA degrees in Studio Art and Art Education. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Letters and consists of fifteen full-time faculty and fifteen part-time instructors for 300+ undergraduate majors. Three on-campus galleries support the Art + Design program and the growing art community in nearby Nashville provides more opportunities for professional and student exhibitions. Our department has experienced significant growth and is housed in the new Art + Design building.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities will involve:
- Teaching Photography and Foundations courses to meet the needs of studio, graphic design, and animation students;
- Work with all levels of students;
- Have the possibility to develop a special topics course of candidate’s choice;
- Participation in curriculum development, mentoring capstone work, student advising;
- Oversight of the Photography studio, its equipment, and materials;
- Candidate is expected to engage in ongoing creative research and professional activities.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required occasionally.

Required Minimum Qualifications
- M.F.A. in Photography or related discipline completed by August 1, 2020;
- Practicing, professional artist with an active exhibition record;
- Higher education teaching experience is preferred, as is an in-depth knowledge of health and safety protocol as it pertains to photographic studio practice.
- A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant must also include:
- The names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV;
- Teaching statement with Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, along with Artist Statement;
- Unofficial Transcripts; and
- Professional Portfolio of 20 images, and a portfolio of Student Work of 20 images.

- If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.

- If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. It is highly recommended that you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab before finalizing and submitting your application.

- You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

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