UH Mānoa Art Dept. is hiring an Assistant Professor of Photography

Apply here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/3784922/assistant-professor-photography-83252?fbclid=IwAR1drA47kRmIZTlThb7C6g_y9fZtj6agBBhVO51kS3WsNg11vAOyApeVwpE

Assistant Professor (Photography) #83252

Location  Honolulu, HI

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa – Department of Art & Art History

Job Number 2022-01698

Closing: Continuous

Position Number 0083252


Title: Assistant Professor (Photography)

Position Number: 83252

Hiring Unit: College of Arts, Languages & Letters

Location: Department of Art & Art History

Date Posted: October 31, 2022

Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins January 3, 2023

Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Monthly Type: 9 Month 

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General Funds

This is a full-time, tenure track position in photography to begin Fall 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Seeking applications from candidates who possess an understanding of the technical, historical, critical, and theoretical aspects of photography as well as an awareness of the ways in which traditional approaches to the discipline are evolving. The successful candidate will need to be a versatile artist, fluent in contemporary cultural and aesthetic discourses, capable of teaching photography and its associated media to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, we are seeking applicants who maintain an active professional practice and are immersed in an expansive definition of photography.

Photography, along with printmaking and digital imaging, make up the Print Media area, located within the larger Department of Art and Art History, a comprehensive and diverse center in the Asia/Pacific region for the study of visual art and art history. Comprising six distinct media areas plus art history, the department combines seasoned faculty expertise with great facilities to provide an outstanding locus for photography and the visual arts. The Department includes two galleries and the John Young Museum of Art, and organizes a lively artist and scholar program that complement the regular activities of the Department. 

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is a Carnegie I research university and the flagship institution of the ten-campus University of Hawai‘i system. Located in a lush tropical valley in a residential neighborhood of Honolulu (a city with approximately 400,000 residents) it enrolls about one-third of the system’s 50,000 students. The student body is highly diverse and includes international students from Asia, the Pacific, and Europe, as well as students from Hawai’i, Alaska, and the continental United States.


  • Teach undergraduate analog and digital courses across the photography curriculum, and cross-media BFA and MFA seminars rotationally;
  • Advise students;
  • Work with BFA and MFA students;
  • Develop curricula; 
  • Manage/supervise the photography lab (analog and digital) and its equipment lending facility;
  • Maintain an active professional art practice and research;
  • Participate in the governance of the department and provide service to the college, university, and community;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.


  1. Terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in studio art. All requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2023;
  2. Evidence of successful college-level teaching;
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach analog film and printing processes; digital capture, post-production workflow, Adobe Creative Suite, and inkjet printing;
  4. Record of exhibitions and/or projects at the national level that incorporates photography-based work;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially.


  1. An active record of exhibitions and projects at the international level, and growing recognition in the field; 
  2. A record of publications; 
  3. Three or more years teaching experience;
  4. Experience teaching at the graduate level;
  5. Experience with maintaining a traditional film darkroom and/or digital photography lab;
  6. Supervisory experience;
  7. Experience in non-silver processes, large format photography, and/or studio lighting;
  8. Ability to incorporate critical, historical, and theoretical concepts of photography into their teaching;
  9. Experience in curriculum development;
  10. Experience with other media, including but not limited to performance, video, and installation;
  11. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.


To apply, click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen. To complete an application, attach the following documents. #1 to 8 are required. #9 is optional. Higher-resolution portfolios may be requested as the search process progresses. 

  1. Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications;
  2. C.V.;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. Statement of diversity and inclusion describing how your experiences would demonstrate a commitment in these areas;
  5. Transcripts (copies are acceptable; official/original transcripts will be required at the point of hire);
  6. Names and contact information of 3 professional references;
  7. PDF Portfolio with 20 samples of personal work (10 mb limit); identify the title, date, media, and size of each work included;
  8. PDF Portfolio with 20 samples of works by students (10 mb limit); identify the title, date, media, and size of each work included;
  9. If relevant, provide URLs for time-based / web-based work, video, sound, or animation. Include concise instructions for viewing/listening to time-based or web-based work. These instructions are especially important for reviewing web-based material that the reviewers might otherwise browse randomly. Time-based work should be limited to 10 minutes.

INQUIRIES Please send any inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Jose Ferreira (joseap@hawaii.edu). Use “Assistant Professor Photography Search” in the subject line for email queries.
EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai’i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/eeo-coordinators/

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai’i may be viewed at: https://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/help/campus-security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request:  The University of Hawai’i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/accommodation-request/

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