Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Photography and Digital Imaging, Nanyang Technological University – School of Art, Design and Media

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at NTU, Singapore, invites qualified academics with a strong creative practise to apply for a faculty position in Photography and Digital Imaging as Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).

a) The candidate will help set the direction of photography courses within the school’s BFA programs. The ideal candidate is expected to deliver studio photography courses that explore commercial, documentary and artistic image-making. A suitable candidate will have a strong portfolio demonstrating high impact and artistic quality. In keeping with the school’s interdisciplinary ethos, we will also welcome candidates with additional or major expertise in related disciplines such as communication design, print and social media content creation/curation, and/or emerging technologies such as computational imaging / AI-generative image creation, and creative coding (such as e.g., Python-scripting).

b) The candidate must demonstrate the potential to bring international visibility to the school through academic scholarship and/or creative activity. Tenure-track hires are expected to pursue activities that will position them as well-known experts in their field. The school expects a variety of service duties, including academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; school and university committee service; and community engagement. The university provides excellent opportunities for funded faculty research and excellent facilities for studio production.

c) The candidate should have an understanding of and engagement with historical and contemporary issues and the liberal arts. Material, formal, and theoretical engagement with photography is informed by a broad knowledge of the history of the discipline and its contemporary practice. Creative practice and/or academic research that demonstrates transdisciplinary engagement such as with anthropology, ecology, and computer engineering among others, may be favourably considered.

d) The successful candidate will have a vibrant studio practice, the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate classes, and an interest in curriculum development and leadership. Additional qualifications include:

  • A keen interest to lead in the expansion of photographic practise and visual communication beyond traditional fields.
  • Proven ability to teach and supervise student-led research and creative projects from idea generation through to final execution and presentation.
  • A willingness to examine the cultural and social implications of photography, including its ethical and philosophical dimensions.
  • A deep engagement with professional and creative practice in photography with an active record of high-quality scholarly research.