Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Digital/Analog Photography, Graphics, Foundations)

  • Eastern Oregon University
  • La Grande, OR
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description

 Position Number: G99528

Index: AAS075

Classification Title

Classification Number: Visiting Assistant Professor

FTE: 1.0

Reason for Recruitment

Posting Number: 20110158FAC

Job Description Summary

Eastern Oregon University (EOU) is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). This is a full-time, nine-month appointment for the 2022-2023 academic year at the assistant professor rank.

Candidates should demonstrate their teaching ability in terms of collaborative skills, willingness, and expertise to teach in our studios on EOU's main campus. EOU is particularly interested in applicants who want to assist our students in reaching their academic, professional and artistic goals. See webpage for program information:

This is an on-campus appointment on EOU's main campus in La Grande, Oregon. The position would begin September 16, 2022.

Appointment is for one academic year, as a sabbatical replacement.

Compensation is based on the successful applicant's relevant teaching experience. This position comes with a generous healthcare package for both employee and all family dependents, paid holidays, paid sick time, state employee retirement pension, and other fringe benefits.


The successful candidate will be a dedicated professional with an active studio practice.

This position includes teaching courses in traditional darkroom photography, digital photography, graphics, and Foundations of Visual Literacy, as well as Junior capstone seminar.

The candidate must be committed to ensuring that every student, faculty and staff member is a full member of the EOU community and that all community members recognize, promote and take advantage of the educational and cultural value of diversity.

The typical teaching load at EOU is 36 quarter credits per academic year with an additional 9 credits dedicated to scholarship, service to the institution, and community outreach.

We seek collaborative, creative individuals with a demonstrated commitment to honoring diverse voices, making college success possible for at-risk students, and creating inclusive college cultures that represent the values and experiences of all students.

Minimum Qualifications

An MFA in Photography, or equivalent art area is required.

Demonstrated commitment to access, equity, and diversity, including the ability to work effectively with under-served and under-prepared college students.

Evidence of working positively and successfully with colleagues in support of student learning.

Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

Preferred Qualifications

At least three years teaching experience at the college level and a demonstrated record of commitment to student success.

Evidence of professional exhibition record

Special Instructions to Applicants

1) Letter of application that should include why this position is attractive to the applicant, and how it meets the applicant's professional and pedagogical goals;

2) Curriculum vitae which includes the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references;

3) Transcripts (official required for finalists);

4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.

5) Portfolio of professional/personal work, up to 20 images (Use Portfolio document 2 to upload images)

6) Portfolio of student work, up to 20 images (Use Portfolio student sample to upload images)
7) Sample Syllabus (Use Portfolio document 1 to upload syllabus)

Candidates are encouraged to review the values and principles of Eastern Oregon University:

Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2022. Only complete files of qualified applicants will be reviewed. The position will remain open until filled. Applications received after this date may not be given full considerations.

EOU has requirements that all employees show proof of vaccination or request and receive an approved vaccination exemption.

Eastern Oregon University - Oregon's Rural University - is a respected public, higher education institution of academic excellence. Outstanding faculty and staff thrive and together fulfill their career ambitions to serve students from all walks of life.

EOU is a beautiful, campus nestled in a remarkably scenic, high elevation valley populated by wonderful, community-minded citizens that have balanced work-life flexibility.

EOU offers a very attractive package of state public employee benefits including:
  • Paid holidays and paid sick time off
  • Individual and Family Healthcare Insurance (95%+ employer-paid medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous Oregon Public Employee Retirement System benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Discounted tuition benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • For more details, see Prospective Employees
Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities. EOU is committed to providing equal opportunity in its recruitment, admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment without illegal discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any status as protected by state or federal law.

Salary: Assistant Professor rank salary is determined by weighted years of service based upon the faculty union contract.

Open Date: 06/28/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

First Day of Application Review: 07/12/2022

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