ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL IMAGING

Position: Full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Photography and Digital Imaging. Starting Date and Appointment: July 1, 2018. The University of Utah is an R1 research institution which provides funding opportunities to support faculty research.

Qualifications: We are seeking qualified candidates with a terminal degree who recognize that photography is a vital, changing, and diverse practice and who have a strong exhibition and teaching record that reflects this.

Qualified candidates should possess a broad understanding of a wide range of photographic approaches with strengths in both conceptual and physical object making. They will embrace continuing technology changes to provide opportunities to shape the future of photography as an art practice. Time-based and internet empowered photographic media is recognized as strong avenue of future research and candidates are expected to be able to teach and develop innovative research in this area. The strongest candidates will also recognize that photography has a strong history and potential for social change and engagement with their work reflecting this.

The research of the successful candidate is expected to involve aesthetic, intellectual, social and technical aspects of photography. They should be prepared to take a leadership role in extending the Photography and Digital Imaging emphasis area curricula. Successful candidates are expected to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students working across mediums, including but not limited to social practice, video, computer generated images and technology, public art and performance utilizing the language of photography.

Application materials should indicate expertise in the field of photography, with a focus on how their use of technology informs the social and cultural contexts of their work. They should be capable of engaging in experimental practices with an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research and teaching. The applicant should be a practicing artist with a strong professional record of creative research and excellence in teaching.

Responsibilities: The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts offers aBFAandMFAwith an emphasis in Photography and Digital Imaging. The successful candidate can expect to teach a 2/2-course load per academic year. Candidates are expected to teach photography and digital imaging courses to undergraduate students and work independently with MFA candidates. Part of the course load may include teaching in the First Year Studio Foundations Program and Graduate Seminar.

The mission of the department is directed towards a diverse and inclusive yet rigorous and responsible environment that reaches beyond disciplines. The University of Utah is a partner with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), which generates knowledge, advocacy, and resources that enable universities to integrate artists and arts practices, fostering highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ILLUSTRATION

Position: The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Illustration at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting date and appointment July 1, 2018.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree with exceptional skills in Illustration with mastery in both traditional and digital media. Applicants should have a strong professional record of industry experience, creative research practice and excellent teaching methods; with a solid understanding of the history of illustration, and the drive and curiosity for discovering the new and innovative. We seek applicants with a clear vision of the role of illustration in current industry applications, and the ability to draw on their research and professional practice in order to integrate these perspectives and methodologies into the classroom.

Responsibilities: The Department of Art & Art History in the College of Fine Arts offers BFA and MFA degrees in Studio Art. The new faculty member will collaboratively develop an Illustration Emphasis & Minor curriculum with department faculty that reflects marketplace needs for innovative visual interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate can expect to teach a 2/2-course load per calendar year.

Candidates are expected to teach beginning to advanced level courses to undergraduate and graduate students and work independently with MFA candidates. Additional program administration, includes portfolio reviews, advising MFA candidates in various art disciplines and assisting with recruitment of the undergraduate and graduate program. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and engage in a robust creative research and teaching agenda in addition to supporting the service mission of the program, department and the University of Utah.