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Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Photography

Hope College
Job Location:
Holland, Michigan
Classification Title
Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility

Department: Art & Art History

Job Description

The Department of Art & Art History invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Photography. This is a tenure-track, full-time position (18 workload hours) on a 9-month contract to begin in August 2023. We are a NASAD accredited, BA granting, fine arts program in the context of a Christian liberal arts college.

The department seeks an artist deeply engaged in photographic and experimental media processes and technologies, contemporary theories, and conceptual practice. The successful candidate will teach all levels of darkroom, digital, and experimental photography to undergraduate Studio Art majors and non-majors, demonstrates knowledge of the contemporary theories and histories of photography, and exhibits strong proficiency with digital and analog printing techniques. A secondary interest in teaching time-based media is highly desirable. In addition, contribution to the general education curriculum, including First Year Seminars and Senior Seminars is also expected on a rotating basis.

Embracing interdisciplinary explorations and promoting student excellence within a liberal arts context is at the core of the department's mission. Candidates will demonstrate ongoing engagement with critical theory and methodologies and a global perspective that embraces diversity and inclusion through their studio practice, teaching, or service. In addition to a primary appointment in Photography, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach additional introductory studio courses in the curriculum. All department faculty are required to participate in department-wide critiques and portfolio reviews.

To apply, please visit As part of the online application, candidates will submit:
  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy that includes course descriptions with pedagogical overview and reflections on creating an inclusive learning environment
  • A statement describing your fit with the mission of the College
  • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.)
  • Contact information for three references. Human Resources contacts those references to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Visit Slideroom to upload an artistic portfolio of 20 images. Please note there is a $10 fee for using SlideRoom.
  • Candidates who advance in the search process will provide additional materials upon request.
Please direct questions to Anne Heath, department chair at Applications received by December 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Is this a visiting faculty position?



The successful candidate will have an MFA or related terminal degree.

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Posting Number: 2022-033FR

Job Posting Close Date: 12/16/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position available for sponsorship: Yes

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