Continuing Lecturer of Photography and Related Media Purdue University, Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance United States

Continuing Lecturer of Photography and Related Media



Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Eligible to receive health benefits. Retirement benefits will apply upon a three-year waiting period.



Teach four undergraduate courses per semester. These may include: black and white film photography, studio lighting, digital imaging, video, alternative processes, documentary photo, professional practice and the history of photography. The successful candidate is expected to assist faculty with running and maintaining the lighting studio, dark room and computer lab as needed. Participation in departmental activities is expected.



M.A. in Photography or equivalent experience required. Proficiency in Photoshop is required. Demonstrated experience required in studio practices of fine art photography—both traditional and digital. Knowledge of contemporary theory and history also required.



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Purdue University’s School of Design, Art and Performance, and the Department of Art and Design are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


To be considered for the position, send:

  • cover letter including diversity statement

  • artist statement

  • resume or curriculum vitae

  • teaching philosophy

  • three current letters of recommendation in pdf form with signature (addressing candidates’ artistic and teaching qualifications)

  • 20 images of professional work

  • 20 digital images of students’ work


Digital images should be no larger than 5”x7” (150dpi, jpegs) and accompanied by an image list (indicate actual size and date) with thumb nail images. Please email images, or provide links to a filesharing platform. If video(s) are to be considered, provide links to Vimeo or YouTube.


Submit all documents to:


Heather Philhower, Administrative Assistant

Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance




Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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