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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography

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Northeastern University Employee Benefits

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography
Requisition Number FTFR000948
Division/College College of Arts, Media and Design
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 05/15/2017

The Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University seeks a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach six courses (3+3) annually in digital photography. Courses include 2000-level classes structured around technical understanding of current photographic equipment and software, as well as integrating compositional fundamentals and photographic history. Higher-level classes focus on developing students’ point of view and creating the content of long-range assignments. In addition to teaching, the applicant might oversee all photography classes offered in the Art + Design Department, developing curriculum and continuing to build the robust body of photography minors. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop faculty-led, summer term, study abroad programs. This position has the potential of extending beyond one year.

Centered in the cultural hub of Boston and located within an R1 research university renowned for its embrace of experiential learning, the Department of Art + Design has expanded rapidly in the last five years and now encompasses 34 full time faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors, and nearly 70 graduate students in fast-growing Master’s programs. The successful candidate will consolidate and build on these successes just as Northeastern embarks on a new long-range plan.


MFA in Photography or related field in hand by Fall 2017. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. References and examples of creative work may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by June 25, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

Northeastern University is committed to building an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Women, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, and Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an E-Verify Employer.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

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