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Assistant Professor of Art - Photography
Carleton College


Date Posted Sep. 14, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Art - Photography
University Carleton College
Northfield, MN, United States
Department Art and Art History
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2021
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Photography
 
 

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in photography to begin September 1, 2021. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms.

About the Position:
We seek a colleague who will lead our course offerings in various photographic processes and media. In addition to offering courses in both digital and darkroom techniques, the ideal candidate will be able to clearly articulate connections between theory and practice and will embrace links between photography and other disciplines. The successful candidate will be well-versed in emergent post-photographic technologies and conversant in the contemporary discourse about image reproduction strategies. Candidates must be dedicated to teaching in a small, liberal arts college; committed to working closely with colleagues in the combined Art and Art History Department; and intent on forging collaborative relationships across disciplines.

Candidates are expected to maintain an active artistic or research agenda that buttresses their teaching in productive ways. While their teaching will focus on the production of still images, we welcome candidates whose own studio practice might emphasize new media explorations, including video and other time-based media in photography’s expanded field.

It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in their field. We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, we welcome candidates whose professional work-in the classroom, in the studio, or in their service to the field-aligns with our commitment to examining systems of privilege and oppression.

About the Department of Art and Art History:
The Art and Art History Department at Carleton offers two separate majors (in Studio Art and Art History) as well as one minor (in Art History). The core mission of the Studio Art program is to introduce students to the tools and processes of artmaking, and help them develop their own creative abilities. We share a commitment to the value of traditional manual skills while encouraging experimentation and an expansive and expanding idea about art’s role in the broader culture. The Department is housed in Boliou Memorial Hall and features studios devoted to photography, ceramics, metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The department also maintains studio space in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton’s state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary center for the arts, which also houses the Perlman Teaching Museum and multiple uniquely flexible work and performance spaces. The mission of the Weitz is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity not only within the arts, but across the entire curriculum.

About Carleton College:
Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college that is home to a close-knit community of teacher/scholars devoted to the teaching and mentoring of approximately 2,000 highly motivated students chosen from a diverse pool of national and international applicants. The College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a historic town 45 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a vibrant cultural center containing world-class artistic and educational institutions.

Carleton College is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of groups historically underrepresented in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.


  • Carleton College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

    Carleton College’s Statement on Diversity

    Carleton College aspires to provide a liberal arts education that equips students with the skills to lead a fully realized life in a diverse and changing world. A Carleton education recognizes that the world’s people differ in their race and ethnicity, culture, political and social worldviews, religious and spiritual understandings, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social and economic classes.

    It is essential to our high academic standards that we be committed to creating a diverse campus community because:

    - Carleton has a responsibility to educate talented and diverse students, and we have a strong commitment to underrepresented groups.
    - Carleton students must meaningfully encounter difference in order to grow personally and live fruitfully in society and contribute to its work.

    The core principles of a liberal arts education are based on mutual respect, communication, and engagement, which commits us to create and affirm a culture of respect for people in all aspects of their lives. Carleton seeks to provide a welcoming and safe living and learning space, while we also recognize that the pursuit of a liberal arts education can involve discomfort and disagreement. Carleton affirms that the college and its community grow in understanding when established views are challenged.

    A community that fosters diversity of thought and an open exchange of ideas can only emerge from the participation of individuals with different backgrounds and worldviews. Because creative and talented people come from many places and have many backgrounds, Carleton College is dedicated to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and Board of Trustees and sees this as among our highest priorities. Carleton’s commitment to diversity will sustain and enrich the learning and living environment that defines the institution and its place in the world.

    Approved by the DIG (unanimously), October 17, 2006.
    Approved by the Faculty (unanimously), November 6, 2006 Approved by the College Council (unanimously) January 15, 2007 Approved by the Board of Trustees (unanimously) May 19, 2007


 
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Contact Information

 
  • 1 North College Street
    Northfield, MN 55057
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  • 507.222.4000

 

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