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Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography

Apply now Job no: 492800
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, welcomes applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography in the Studio Art Department beginning July 2022.

The ideal candidate will have conceptual and technical grounding in the full complement of analog and digital photography. The candidate may have experience in experimental/alternative photographic processes or time-based media. They should have knowledge of histories and theories of photography; an ability to teach all practices of fine art photography, preferably including both analog and digital; experience with related media, which might include new technologies, web-art, video; and should have broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. Candidates should be active in their field, with a record of professional achievement and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of collegiate-level or equivalent teaching experience.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year on all levels including one cross-media advanced seminar. Applicant must demonstrate strong teaching skills, with teaching experience at the college level expected. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the digital photography classroom and printers, the darkroom facility, the lighting studio, and equipment (digital printers, cameras, lighting studio equipment), purchasing supplies, implementing and adhering to safety protocols, and supervising the student lab monitors. MFA and professional artistic activity required. Candidates should include a statement of teaching philosophy and address their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment.

The Studio Art Department includes 6.0 FTE and is housed in a well-appointed new building, Horvitz Hall. Kenyon College is a highly selective, independent, highly ranked liberal arts college of 1700 students located in the beautiful village of Gambier, 45 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Kenyon offers competitive salaries and has an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Development support is available to assist with pedagogical and artistic projects.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment; 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) sample syllabus and assignment; 5) 20 images each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage); and 6) three (3) references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by February 1, 2022 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.

In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.

Kenyon is a great place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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