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VSAR 123 Fall 2017

VSAR 123 - Introduction to the History of Photography  (Fall 2017)
School of Arts
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

 The School of Arts at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2017 to teach VSAR 123 - Introduction to the History of Photography.  This is a lecture course that meets on Wednesdays, 2:30-5:20 pm. We are searching for a scholar or artist with background in the history of photography. The course introduces multiple histories of photography, contemporary photographers, and the dynamic forms of photographic and digital images produced today. It also explores the development of photography as an art form and as a conveyor of truth and evidence within the traditions of journalism, advertising, family snapshots, memorials, and more.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 

  1. Master’s degree in Art or equivalent
  2. Current publications or public presentations that demonstrate expertise in the history of photography
  3. CV must demonstrate that applicant is an active artist/photographer or scholar (through exhibition or publication record)
  4. CV must demonstrate teaching experience at the college level or equivalent

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references, a letter of interest and links to or copies of publications, and relevant syllabi if available to

Timeline A review of applications will begin on June 23, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.  The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.