Singer Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence in Photography

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Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The School of Art and Art History (SAAH) at The University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a six-month Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence in Photography, beginning January through June 2024.
We are seeking a dynamic exhibiting artist with an understanding of technical and conceptual issues, with knowledge of historical and contemporary practices, and a commitment to artistic imagination and education. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and research.

The Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence will teach one Introduction to Photography Course and one Special Topics Workshop, as well as interact with SAAH students in the form of critiques and guest visits to classes. The remainder of the time will be spent working in the studio as a resident artist. The Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence will present their work in two public lectures (one at the beginning and one at the end of the residency) and there are opportunities for exhibition in SAAH’s Myhren Gallery. We also ask that one work be left at the end of the residency for our University Art Collection.

Prior teaching experience at the college level is required, and the Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence must be able to work independently and fulfill teaching duties without assistance. Materials and supplies are the responsibility of the artist as well as housing in Denver. Expectation is that travel be kept to a minimum and the bulk of the time is spent in residence at DU working and being a creative presence in the SAAH and an inspiration to students.

MFA preferred, although candidates who will graduate in Fall 2023 will be considered. Send a letter of application including the proposal for residency, a one-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity, CV, name and contact information for 3 references, 3 brief course descriptions and a portfolio of 20 images (optional links to sound/video are limited to 5 minutes). Please consolidate all application materials (including your portfolio) into one PDF document. Review of applications will begin one month from posting.

Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Position Summary

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower them to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

The School of Art & Art History serves an undergraduate population of studio art majors and minors as well as non-art majors. The University of Denver is a mid-sized University of about 12,000 graduates and undergraduates with average class sizes under 21 students and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The University and the School of Art and Art History is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The photography facilities include a dedicated AV supported classroom with 15 Mac computer workstations, Epson scanners, Epson wide-format printers, and a lighting studio (strobes and hot lights). Some camera equipment is available for student checkout. A new space recently constructed features The Davis Community Art Lab, (DCAL) which is a classroom space designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and socially engaged art making. DCAL is equipped with several Mac computers, several Epson large-format printers and AV equipment. Adjacent to DCAL is the new Davis Gallery. The Davis Gallery’s mission facilitates student art exhibitions and interdisciplinary socially engaged projects.

Essential Functions

  • Teach two courses; one course each 10-week Quarter during the Winter/Spring 2024 residency
  • Provide two public lectures (one at the beginning of the residency and one at the end)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to teach introductory to advanced photography courses

Required Qualifications

  • BA degree in related fields
  • Prior college-level teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA degree in related fields at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence in Photography
  • Prior art residency experience

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule

While the University’s administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University’s academic calendars are posted on the registrar’s website: (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar here:

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on April 10, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $40,000-$50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Diversity Statement 
4. Portfolio 
5. Teaching Statement 

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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