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Iowa Idea Visiting Artist in Photography: 

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications from emerging artists in photography for the Iowa Idea Visiting Artist in Photography, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography.  This is a two-year position (for the 2019-20 and for 2020 -21 academic years). 


  • Teach two courses per semester in The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, Studio Art Division.  The candidate will teach an introductory course and an advanced course in the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Present a public lecture about their work 
  • Participate in limited public outreach activities (e.g.: radio interview, discussion of your work with a local arts organization)  
  • Exhibition at end of year
  • Engagement with graduate photography students 

Iowa Idea Visiting Artist in Photography receives:

  • An appointment as an Iowa Idea Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography.
  • $32,000 salary
  • Health benefits and TIAA CREF retirement funds
  • $2000.00 research stipend
  • private studio
  • A career faculty mentor will be provided and the IIVA will be part of a faculty mentoring cohort program 

Required Qualifications:

The applicant will have received an MFA in photography within the previous five years, have evidence of a national exhibition record, and demonstration of a promising program of creative development using photography as a mode of creative expression and experimentation. Applicant will have university level teaching experience as either a graduate assistant or college/university instructor, and the ability to teach introductory courses in both darkroom and digital technologies.

Desirable Qualifications:

Understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches in the teaching of photography; proficiency in critical theory 


Candidates should submit applications online at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu.  Search requisition 73661. Review of applications will begin on May 6th, 2019

Applications must include:

  • C.V. including phone number, email, mailing and website addresses
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page artist’s statement
  • Link to artist’s website providing digital documentation of recent work(at least 20 images with slides/description of work)
  • 3 professional references – names and contact information only


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