Visiting Faculty Position in Photography at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time

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Bennington College seeks a visiting faculty member in photography to serve as a leave replacement for the upcoming spring term, February 21- May 31, 2023. The photography facilities include a professional black and white darkroom, alternative processes room, lighting studio, and digital lab. The selected candidate will teach 2, 4-credit courses: one section of entry level photography foundations and one intermediate/advanced level course of the candidate’s own design, and will have weekly availability for in-person office hours, meetings, and student support. 

Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA) or commensurate professional experience and previous experience teaching at the college level.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which manifests in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. Bennington’s open curricular structures facilitate innovative teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and small class sizes enable student-centered and engaged learning within the classroom. Candidates that can demonstrate excellence in teaching are especially encouraged to apply. 

Bennington serves a student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially diverse, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and student) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applications from women and/or candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and diverse realms of interest and experience to apply. 

Candidates should apply online below by submitting the following: a) a cover letter that addresses one’s qualifications for the position and capacity to contribute toward a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus; b) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information of three professional references; c) descriptions of two possible intermediate / advanced level courses. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Review of applications is ongoing, with preference being given to applicants submitting materials before 9/25/22. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.