Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for full-time, tenure-track and/or permanent part-time faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the Photography Department beginning fall of 2020.
MassArt is the oldest, and one of two public, state supported, independent colleges of art and design in the country. We are humbled by the responsibility of serving the public, and the broad demographic of students from across the Commonwealth, the region, the nation, and beyond. MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. As we aim to promote an inclusive environment, we seek candidates who can actively participate in our shared goals and encourage applicants to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. In this urgent time, MassArt prioritizes the teaching of sustainability in art and design and defines it as addressing and solving the problems at the intersection of social justice, health, and the environment.
The MassArt Photography Department focuses on the medium as a means of artistic expression in teaching undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students. Our emphasis is on personal vision, experimentation, and an understanding of the history of photography and the body of criticism that surrounds it. Students are introduced to a wide variety of necessary tools and become well-versed in the medium's technical and aesthetic traditions, as well as in the contemporary directions of photography. Our curriculum covers analog and digital production, providing a strong foundation for a career in photographic arts. We are seeking new faculty who will add to the range of our curriculum and who are committed to teaching diverse concepts and techniques as well as to the development of their own artistic work.
The ideal candidate will encourage innovative pedagogical approaches for engaging a diverse body of students while teaching them to think across multiple approaches to photography. We are searching for a colleague with demonstrated teaching/mentoring abilities who will help our students engage with critical discourse, cultural history, and/or creative and social issues. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as a history of working with broadly diverse communities.
Job duties include:
-Teaching and advising undergraduate students in all levels of photography.
- Participation in college-wide, department, and professional activities including, but not limited to, review boards, committee assignments, department planning, and the organization of annual student exhibitions and publications.
-Working cooperatively with Photography Department faculty to shape an innovative and integrated curriculum.
- Opportunities to work with faculty outside the department to create interdisciplinary courses ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which faculty are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Strategic Plan.
- Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.
Applicants must attach 20 digital images of your personal work and 20 samples of your student work. This can be done by using multiple attachments with your job application. Each file cannot exceed 10MB.
For personal work, please include a list of all work sample images with titles, dimensions, dates and medium.
For student work, please submit a list of all student images with level, name of course, institution, and year taught.
It is optional to submit up to 3 URL links to your videos.
*Letters may be requested of the three references that are listed on your application. If you do not wish for a reference to be contacted, please do not enter their information, and provide an alternate reference.
In order to contribute to the ongoing vitality of the department and college's future, applicants are required to have:
- MFA in Photography - College teaching experience beyond teaching assistant-ships, with a specific focus on digital and analogue photographic practices, and an artistic perspective. - Capacity to teach several of the following subjects: B&W Darkroom Printing; Large Format Photography; Bookmaking & Photography Book History; Theories of Contemporary Photography; Lighting for Photography; Advanced Digital Printing; Portraiture; Documentary; Studio Based Practice; Alternative Processes; Video; Performance; Installation; or other topics in photography.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
- Three years of full-time college teaching experience - A significant exhibition record - Strong proficiency with digital and analogue printing technologies
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Desig...n: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/