Photography Term Faculty 2018 - 3 year appt

St. Olaf College - Northfield, MN (30+ days ago)4.2


St. Olaf College invites applications for a half-time (0.5 FTE) benefits eligible, 3-year renewable term position in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History. The department is looking for a dynamic, innovative artist and educator who can help to shape the future of our studio art program.

Position Description:
The successful candidate will teach three studio art courses in analog and digital photography, one of which is an introductory course. Courses related to the applicant’s specific interests are encouraged. The department is searching for an individual who will bring a diverse perspective to the study of photography at the college. The successful candidate could help the department explore possibilities for civic engagement, social practice, digital imaging, photographic book, and/or 19th-century processes.

In addition to teaching, responsibilities include overseeing the photography facilities (a well-equipped darkroom for silver photography and 19th-century processes and a digital lab with large format printers), ongoing professional development, advising of students, and service within the department. Candidates should demonstrate serious commitment to working within the interdisciplinary nature of a liberal arts college.

Please direct any questions about applications to art@stolaf.edu. The search committee will begin reading applications on February 1, 2018 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Video interviews are scheduled to begin in February 2018.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter (in your letter address your approach to your creative work and your teaching philosophy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A URL linking to a portfolio of your work
  • The names and email contact information of three references


  • The Department of Art and Art History is an integral part of a vibrant liberal arts college. It is currently housed in the Center for Art and Dance, an Art, Art History and Dance complex, serving 200 undergraduate Art and Art History majors. The Department of Art and Art History is NASAD accredited and offers BA options in Studio Art, Art History, and Art Education. There are seven full-time faculty members, seven part-time faculty members, and six staff members. The Center for Art and Dance is well equipped with labs for ceramics, drawing, new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Rolvaag Library houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, and videos. An important artistic teaching resource, the Flaten Art Museum, presents exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists. For more about the department, visit: stolaf.edu/art

    Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.

    A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

    To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

    Type of Position:
    Faculty - Part-time position

    FTE:
    0.50

    Desired Start Date:
    08/15/2018

    Open Until Filled:
    Open Until Filled