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Assistant Professor of Art, in Photography/Digital imagery
Shepherd University

Date Posted Jan. 24, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Art, in Photography/Digital imagery
University Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV, United States
Department Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Photography

The Shepherd University Department of Contemporary and Theater is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Art, in Photography/Digital imagery. This full-time, tenure track position will be part of an interdisciplinary department, and work with students across multiple disciplines and majors. The chosen candidate will teach four courses per semester in the photography, foundations, and/or professional development areas. The candidate would lead the BFA photography program, including recruitment and advising photography majors.

Additionally, this position requires knowledge of relevant lab maintenance and the supervision of student employees and contingent faculty within the photo area. Full-time tenure track faculty are expected to maintain a relevant studio practice, with demonstrated examples of notable creative accomplishment as part of their assignment. Recent graduates encouraged to apply.
Preference given to applications submitted by February 24, 2020.

Shepherd University is a public liberal arts institution nested in the Shenandoah Mountains, about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Washington DC, and west of Baltimore, MD, in historic Shepherdstown, WV. The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater is housed in a facility opened in 2013 fully dedicated to the creative arts. Emphasis is placed on a contemporary approach to visual art making through environment, instruction and curriculum. In addition to nearly 200 full time art students, each summer the university is host to the Contemporary American Theater Festival, an internationally renowned contemporary theater.

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  • Shepherd University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. The University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. The University neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin, consistent with applicable laws and regulations. The University, through its Affirmative Action Plan, seeks to employ highly qualified personnel on an equal opportunity basis at all campus locations and facilities. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation under the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy/Affirmative Action Plan.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Christian Benefiel
    Shepherd University
  • 304-876-5786


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