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Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography
Bowdoin College

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2018
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography
University Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME, United States
Department Visual Art
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
    Assistant Professor
  • Art - Photography
    Fine Arts - General

Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for an artist/educator at the assistant professor level with expertise in photography whose work is grounded in studio practice, scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate’s research and teaching will situate photographic practices within historical, cultural, and inter-disciplinary frameworks. This is a temporary one-year position for the 2018-19 academic year. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate can expect active support for their creative work. This position requires a strong grounding in traditional photographic processes and materials including analogue film-based and wet darkroom processes, large format photography, and color digital photographic production. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills within a liberal arts context and to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary photographic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is also welcome.

We seek candidates who possess a capacity to interweave theory and practice, who demonstrate effective collaborative skills, and who display a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Candidates must have an MFA, a record of effective teaching in higher education, and a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative achievement. The Visual Arts Division of the Department of Art works in close collaboration with the Department’s Art History Division and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of application stating their motivation for teaching at a small, liberal arts college as well as their vision for the role of photography in a visual art program (limit of two pages), curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), ten images of their own creative work (with captions), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of Applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

  • Bowdoin is a highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 25% students of color, 4% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students. Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Contact Information

  • Alicia Menard
    Visual Art
    Bowdoin College
    9350 College Station
    Brunswick, ME 04011
  • 207-725-3861


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