Post-MFA Photography Fellow

Notice of Vacancy: Post-MFA Photography Fellow

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for an instructor and research position under the title of Post-MFA Photography Fellow. Responsibilities include teaching two studio courses within the photography area in both the fall and spring semesters, participation in formal graduate level photography critiques, and active pursuit of creative work. This one-year appointment carries modest compensation, research support, a private studio, and access to full photography lab facilities (B&W and color chemistry and digital hardware and software) for research.

Candidates are required to have an MFA in studio art within the last five years, preferably with a broad spectrum of photographic experience including traditional darkroom, digital and video techniques. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to their creative work. Research conducted during the position will be presented through a solo exhibition and lecture in the School of Art early in the spring semester.

The University of Georgia is a research institution of the state university system with over 34,000 students. The Lamar Dodd School of Art has 55 full-time faculty members in Studio Art, Design, Art Education and Art History administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1000 majors. The photography area has a comprehensive fine arts program of study including photographic processes and technology, history, criticism, and contemporary practices, serving over 40 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate students.

This position will begin August 2017 and conclude in May 2018. The final application deadline for full consideration is March 31, 2017.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest that summarizes his/her qualifications and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi; 20 images of creative work and 10 images of student work; names, phone numbers/e-mails, and addresses of three individuals qualified to speak to their qualifications, online at slideroom.com. Applicants may upload images, video, music or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. The SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. 


The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.