Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

University of Alaska

Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

• Job No:
• Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF College of Liberal Arts
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Arts/Museum, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:
Do you have experience teaching photography courses? Then apply here! The Department of Art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art (specifically, Photography) beginning Fall 2024. This is a full-time tenure-track position in an Art department that offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks houses the farthest north MFA and BFA programs in the country. We are a small program housed within the Fine Arts Complex at Alaska's premier research University. Our studios and labs are well-equipped and we offer a variety of courses in nine different concentrations: ceramics, computer arts, drawing, metalsmithing, native arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. We are looking for a candidate who is willing and able to collaborate across multiple disciplines.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks serves a diverse and non-traditional student body. Approximately 20% of the student body are Alaska Native students.

The Department of Art is home to the farthest north BFA and MFA programs in the country. We serve a diverse student body and add to the ever-growing creative community in Alaska. The position of Assistant Professor of Photography includes many elements from teaching a variety of classes, and mentoring students throughout the program, to overseeing studio/lab facilities for a multitude of processes.

To thrive in this role candidates must be able to work with a diverse student body, mentor students through the different degree programs, and work closely with other faculty in the Department of Art. They should also maintain a rigorous exhibition record as part of their creative activity and research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Fine Arts in Photography at time of appointment, minimum. Experience in teaching and/or other instructional related activity relevant to this posting, including digital photography and video editing lab management, networking and maintaining Mac labs, managing photo studio equipment and black and white chemical photo labs and equipment, and maintaining equipment inventories for all of the above.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is a full-time, exempt, union-represented faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time, November 16. 2023.

Please submit the following with your application:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Transcripts (can be unofficial)
• Examples of creative work
• Philosophy of teaching
• Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Miriam Stelges, CLA HR Coordinator, at or (907) 474-7321.

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Fairbanks, AK

27 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-11-08