Assistant Professor, Photography

POSTED BY: marisa | Tue Nov 29th, 2011 1:07 p.m.
LOCATION: Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University's Department of Art invites applications from photographers/artists working in photography to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning September 2012. The Studio Art program is committed to a curriculum that stresses both technical and conceptual photographic skills. Successful applicants will be practicing artists engaging in innovative work with a strong exhibition and/or professional record.

Applicants must be able to effectively teach the range of traditional and digital photographic methods to undergraduate and graduate students. They should have a broad knowledge of photographic theory and history as it relates to contemporary art practice as well as an understanding of the practical and theoretical implications of new technologies. The applicant should have the ability to maintain studios using digital and wet technologies; be willing and able to work with other areas of an interdisciplinary department; and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additional responsibilities include student advising, departmental governance, and increasing the visibility of the arts on campus.

To apply, submit a State employment application, cover letter, artist's statement, teaching philosophy, resume, three letters of recommendation, 20 images of personal work and up to 20 images of student work on CD/DVD (reachable for both Mac and PC) or personal web address, and SASE (if you want your CD/DVD returned) to arrive on or before January 18, 2012, to: Search Chair, Toby Buonagurio, Assistant Professor, Photography (7032) Search, Department of Art, Staller Center for the Arts, Room 2224, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5400; or fax#: (631) 632-7261. For a full position description, application procedures, or to apply online, visit (Ref. #F-7032-11-11). Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.