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Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Instruction

Department: College of Design, Department of Art
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

July 7, 2024 - open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include (updated):
- a cover letter outlining specific interests, qualifications, and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
- a CV,
- a portfolio of 20 digital images (to be uploaded as one file).

The application will also require that you provide names and contact information for three professional references. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute to the achievement of this goal. The Department of Art seeks to further this commitment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Department Summary

The Department of Art is part of the School of Art + Design (along with Product Design) within the College of Design (which includes the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, the School of Architecture & Environment, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture). The Art Department offers BA/BS/BFA and MFA degrees, with curriculum in ceramics, art & technology, fibers, sculpture, metalsmithing and jewelry, printmaking, painting, and photography. The department has 19 tenure-related faculty, 13 instructors approximately 20 graduate students, 700 undergraduate majors, and serves many non-majors.

The University of Oregon is the flagship institution of higher learning in Oregon and enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 168,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Position Summary

The Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography will assume teaching responsibilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position includes teaching six courses (in a 3-term quarter system) and sharing BFA and MFA teaching responsibilities. Courses to be taught include lower-division and upper-division Photography courses, and independent studies with BFA and MFA students. The position will also include shared responsibilities for oversight in the program and departmental service. Visiting faculty are expected to be on campus and participate in a full range of departmental activities.

Minimum Requirements

• MFA degree
• Equivalent master's level degree and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the field.

Professional Competencies

• Strong understanding of the medium of photography within the context of contemporary art and interdisciplinarity.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Excellence in creative practice.
• Aptitude in both digital technologies and traditional analog methods.
• College teaching desirable.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy (including pregnancy-related conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, familial status, citizenship, service in the uniformed services (as defined in federal and state law), veteran status, expunged juvenile record, and/or the use of leave protected by state or federal law in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed here.

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