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Assistant Professor of Photography
Colorado State University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Photography
University Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Department Art and Art History
Application Deadline Jan. 22, 2024
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media
    Art - Photography
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General

Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History offers majors in Studio Art (BFA and MFA), Integrated Visual Studies (BA), Art History (BA), and Art Education (BFA). Photo Image Making is one of the Department’s ten studio areas, which also include Drawing, Electronic Art, Fibers, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Pottery, Printmaking, and Sculpture. A diverse range of courses in studio art, art history, and art education provide students with contextual understanding and prepare them to be practitioners in the field. The Department supports a range of international study opportunities in Italy, Japan, and Semester at Sea. Colorado State University has a strong and ongoing commitment to equity and increasing diversity among students, faculty, and staff.

We seek an artist/scholar engaged in contemporary photography practices who is a dynamic educator with a passion for teaching to provide leadership in the program of Photo-Image Making. A successful candidate will maintain rigorous standards in contemporary photography. They will provide depth to existing Photo Image Making curriculum, while also creating innovative and experimental courses that consider contemporary light-based image making methods and concepts relative to contemporary artistic practice.

The successful applicant will be able to teach at all levels, from undergraduate through to graduate studies. They should be conversant in material innovations, conceptual topics, and contemporary theory as it relates to studio art, and specifically, photography. This individual should value working collaboratively within a department of productive and creative professionals in studio art, art history, and art education, as well as display a commitment to further development of curriculum and programming within the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University.

The Department of Art and Art History is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment; thus, we seek a colleague that prioritizes teaching and mentorship of students of varied backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, social identities, and gender expressions. Candidates that can advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, service, and teaching are encouraged to address these goals in their application.

  • Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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Contact Information

  • Mark Dineen
    Art and Art History
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO 80523
  • (970)491-6774


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