The Shepherd University Department of Contemporary and Theater is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Art, in Photography/Digital imagery. This full-time, tenure track position will be part of an interdisciplinary department, and work with students across multiple disciplines and majors. The chosen candidate will teach four courses per semester in the photography, foundations, and/or professional development areas. The candidate would lead the BFA photography program, including recruitment and advising photography majors.
Additionally, this position requires knowledge of relevant lab maintenance and the supervision of student employees and contingent faculty within the photo area. Full-time tenure track faculty are expected to maintain a relevant studio practice, with demonstrated examples of notable creative accomplishment as part of their assignment. Recent graduates encouraged to apply. Preference given to applications submitted by February 24, 2020.
Shepherd University is a public liberal arts institution nested in the Shenandoah Mountains, about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Washington DC, and west of Baltimore, MD, in historic Shepherdstown, WV. The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater is housed in a facility opened in 2013 fully dedicated to the creative arts. Emphasis is placed on a contemporary approach to visual art making through environment, instruction and curriculum. In addition to nearly 200 full time art students, each summer the university is host to the Contemporary American Theater Festival, an internationally renowned contemporary theater.
For more information about Shepherd University or the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, please visit- https://www.shepherd.edu/art
About Shepherd University
Shepherd University is a state-supported institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From its beginnings over 130 years ago, the University has evolved into a comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related, yet distinct roles:
The University offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of fields, encompassing the liberal arts, business administration, teacher education, the social and natural sciences, and other career-oriented areas.
The University provides credit courses for individuals with no degree aspirations, but who seek to broaden and update their knowledge in either familiar or new fields of intellectual endeavor.
For the northern Shenandoah Valley region as a whole, the University is a center for noncredit continuing education, public service, and convenient citizen access to extensive programs in art, music, theater, athletics, and other areas of public interest.
Shepherd University has a responsibility to extend its resources beyond the campus, bringing higher education closer to those who seek it.
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