Part-Time Instructor of Critical Theory in Photography

JOB TITLE: Part-Time Instructor of Critical Theory in Photography
DEPARTMENT:  Photography
REPORTS TO:  Program Director of Photography
The Photography Department at University of the Arts located in Philadelphia, PA is establishing a pool of applicants for part time/adjunct positions. Classes will be taught in-person
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Part time faculty are expected to be positive leaders and demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with a diverse student population. The University is particularly interested in reviewing applications from candidates with demonstrated investment in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and whose identities and/or professional work intersect with or address historically marginalized communities.
Part-Time Instructor of Critical Theory in Photography is expected to provide special teaching expertise in the following areas;

  • Critical Theory in Contemporary Photography
  • Articulation of ideas in writing and in verbal discourse
  • Research-based writing

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • PhD, ABD, or an Advanced degree in a related field and/or significant professional experience


  • Active and established scholar with a nationally recognized publishing record in the discourse of contemporary photographic theory
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Empowering Others
  • Managing Change
  • Attention to Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Developing Others
  • Managing Performance
  • Forward Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Fostering Innovation

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

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