Assistant Professor



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Job description

Denton, TX

System Identification Number: 6002177

Requisition Number: 0000226931

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: Studio (136300)

College/School: College of Visual Arts and Design

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Teach all levels of courses in the undergraduate and graduate photography and new media art curriculum; emphasize critical decision making and execution throughout the creative process to positively affect the realizations of students’ efforts in a wide variety of media and approaches, including traditional methods and emerging technologies. On-going, active engagement within the new media and photography concentration, department and university committees is expected, as is student advising. The standard course load is a 3/2.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in photography, new media, or closely related field, at the time of appointment, with demonstrated teaching experience, and an active creative practice and exhibition record appropriate to rank. Applicants must have a high level expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital and analog photographic processes and technologies, and/or time-based media. While the successful candidate should be comfortable working between the related areas of photography and new media, the position is open to a wide range of technical and pedagogical approaches, and the successful candidate’s teaching and creative work may have a primary focus in either photography, new media or both.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience teaching as instructor of record, and a broad understanding of contemporary trends in art, including its history, theory, and practice.

Area of Specialty: Photography / New Media

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed

How to apply

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

All applicants must apply online at and submit a professional and student portfolio through Slideroom ( Please submit through a letter of application that includes a statement of creative research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references. Please upload to Slideroom 20 examples of professional work and 15-20 examples of student work

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.