The School of Art & Art History invites applications for a position in Photography and Experimental Media at the Assistant Professor level beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The successful candidate will teach undergraduates and graduates in B.A., B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A programs. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The School of Art and Art History seeks an artist with a deep knowledge of photographic and experimental media processes and technologies to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. This individual will teach within the Photography Program in the School of Art & Art History. The candidate must have an MFA or equivalent in Photography, New Media, or related field. Extensive knowledge of photography and media art history and theory, especially with critical issues in contemporary emerging media practice. The candidate will demonstrate an innovative program of creative work using photography and/or experimental media as a mode of creative expression.
Applicants should demonstrate a high level of expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital image making, video and sound processes, data sets, mapping technologies and participative experiences.
While the successful candidate should be comfortable working between the related areas of photography and experimental media, the position is open to a wide range of technical and pedagogical approaches, and the successful candidate's and creative work may have a primary focus in either photography, video, sound, or a unique combination thereof. Preference will be given to applicants with two years of university level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships, as well as a broad understanding of contemporary trends in art, including its history, theory, and practice.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.