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The Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University is seeking to hire a part-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure-track artist at the rank of lecturer on a two-year, non-renewable appointment.

The search committee is seeking candidates with a background and experience in the practice of photographic techniques including darkroom and digital processes. The position is responsible for teaching four undergraduate courses- two fall and two spring. Candidates must have a Master of Fine Arts degree with emphasis in photography at the time of appointment. In addition, candidates should have an understanding of the general history, practice, theory, and criticism of contemporary art.

There is an annual research stipend of $2500 in addition to salary at $28,000 annually (or $7,000 per course), and support towards an exhibition in the Visual and Dramatic Arts gallery at the Rice Media Center building.

To be considered for this position, please submit a letter summarizing your interests and qualifications along with a current curriculum vitae, brief statements on teaching and research philosophies, contact information for three references (who will be contacted via email for letters of recommendation), and 20 samples of personal work. Applicants may fulfill the portfolio requirement either by attaching a single PDF file (max 9mb) or enclosing a link to your online portfolio of work. Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application deadline is May 15, 2018, with appointment beginning July 1, 2018.

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Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Rice University is a liberal arts research university offering a visual arts curriculum in film production, theatre, and the studio arts (printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital as well as traditional photography). The Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts enjoys a talented and intellectually curious group of student majors on three academic tracks, along with progressive academic offerings and collaborations with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Menil Collection, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art (Core Fellow Program), FotoFest and many alternative art spaces and galleries.

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