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Job ID: 112217

Associate Professor or Full Professor - Photo
University of California, San Diego

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2018
Title Associate Professor or Full Professor - Photo
University University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, United States
Department Visual Arts
Application Deadline Dec. 3, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Associate Professor
  • Art - Sculpture
    Art - Printmaking
    Art - Photography
    Art - Painting/Drawing
    Art - Ceramics
    Art - General
    Art History
    Art Education
    Art Administration
    Architecture/Landscape Architecture
    Fine Arts - General

Associate Professor or Full Professor, Tenured, to begin July 1,2019.
Situated within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, Department of Visual Arts
UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body.

We seek an established artist with photography as a central practice whose work engages with issues of Diversity and Equity, and Social Justice and with other, cross-disciplinary art production, such as studio art, performance, installation and/or computing in the arts, for a tenured position as Associate Professor or beginning Full Professor. Teaching will encompass the entire curricular range from large introductory lecture and intermediate lecture courses, to intermediate production and technique courses on lens-based media production (still and/or moving) to advanced undergraduate production and critique courses on photographic strategies, advanced techniques, and artistic research, and graduate courses for MFA students in a program structured around concepts, theories, and practices. Media, whose faculty includes scholars and artists, is part of the Visual Arts Department, one of the few in the nation to offer both a MFA and a PhD in Art History and Criticism, which also includes a concentration in Art Practice. The department offers undergraduate majors in Art History, Interdisciplinary Computing in Art, Speculative Design and Studio as well as Media. We expect the new faculty to provide leadership in further developing and enriching the Media major, the Photography minor, and other Visual Arts programs.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.

Applications are only accepted electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at

Application deadline is December 3, 2018 or until filled, however, to guarantee full consideration, application should be received by December 3, 2018.

Applications must include a cover letter with a description of research, publications, training and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae with a list of degrees, academic and other employment positions, fellowships, grants and awards, publications and conference presentations with links to relevant sites (if any); the names and contact information of three referees; a description of teaching philosophy and copies of teaching evaluations; and an artist’s statement and portfolio, composed specifically for the search committee, uploaded in PDF format into the RECRUIT online electronic system. Applicants should posses a MFA and/or PhD or other post-graduate degree.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups (see for further information). Please reference position #JPF01820 in all correspondence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Contact Information

  • Shirley Domingo
    Visual Arts
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0327
  • 8585340418


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