The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System shall be to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis shall be on good teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities—to help the student develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become a better person, a better worker, and a better citizen.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
The Art Department in the Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences (LASS) division at the Woodbridge campus is seeking a full-time photography faculty member with demonstrated ability to teach technical photographic skills as well as aesthetics and critical thinking about the medium in a portfolio-intensive program. As a part of this primary responsibility, the College expects each faculty member to: meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports routinely; teach the prescribed courses of study with the established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and College duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with College policies, procedures, and regulations. Maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization and advise students.
Minimum Qualifications :
Applicants must have an earned master's degree master or master of fine arts degree (MFA) with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Photography. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College's locations. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.
The ideal candidate would be qualified to teach and have experience teaching digital photography, black & white darkroom photography, history of photography, studio lighting, and video courses. An MFA in Photography is the preferred degree, with a specialization in Photography or Digital Imaging. Minimum two years of college-level (community college preferred) teaching experience and a regional/national exhibition record. Successful candidates must be able to teach black and white darkroom photography, digital photography, studio lighting, video, and the history of photography. The successful candidate should be skilled in both fine art and commercial/applied photography. Demonstrated understanding and experience in teaching video, visual literacy, and critical thinking are also desired, as is experience with contemporary applications of photography in social media. Experience maintaining a chemical and digital darkroom. Curriculum experience desired along with new course design and development in various modalities (online, on campus, hybrid). Applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, portfolio of recent artwork, and artist’s statement. NOTE: This is not an entry-level position, as we are seeking an experienced faculty member who can quickly take on a leadership role, someone with the vision and energy to expand and innovate the program.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Copies of unofficial transcripts are required as part of the application packet. please upload to applicant documents.
Internal Number: 24282
About Northern Virginia Community College
Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.