The Studio Art Department is looking for a candidate to fill a Lecturer position in photography with duties that may include but are not limited to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in photography.
MFA or equivalent in Studio Art/ Photography or other relevant terminal degree. An active exhibition record, combined with the ability to communicate within one’s own disciplinary interest and across a broad range of contemporary and traditional photographic practices, concepts and techniques. Candidates should demonstrate successful college level teaching and a trajectory of creative and professional activity.
Photography should be the candidate’s primary artistic research within the context of contemporary art. In addition, candidates must be able to effectively communicate contemporary issues in studio art and mentor advanced students with expanded technical and conceptual development. Knowledge of the history, criticism and theories of photography and ability to teach digital editing software and printing are essential.
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UNT is located in Denton, which was ranked 7th among the fastest growing American cities with populations of 100,000 or greater in 2011. Denton offers cultural expression through local theater, arts, music, and historical venues. It is home to several annual artistic and cultural events that cater to residents and tourists including the Thin Line Documentary Film Fest, the 35 Denton music festival, as well as the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. The city is also well known for its thriving live music scene. Denton is located just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and its rich cultural offerings provide excellent research and professional opportunities for students and faculty. Among the many area museums are the Amon Carter Museum, the Dallas Contemporary, the African-American Museum, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Meadows Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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