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Art, Media and Design: Digital Photography

Assistant Professor-1819-014

Effective Date: Fall August 2019

The Art, Media, and Design Department at California State University San Marcos seeks a full-time tenure track candidate whose work is based in digital photography. The candidate should demonstrate a professional record of exhibition in photographic practices and scholarly expertise in critical histories and theories of photography and representation. Hybrid practices that include photography are welcomed.  Candidates with work that contributes to the college and university mission and commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply. The student-centered, interdisciplinary department seeks applicants with a passion for instigating thoughtful and relevant artwork from a diverse student body.


Master of Fine Arts or equivalent experience. Strong national/international exhibition record and
minimum 2 years of college level teaching experience.


College level teaching experience beyond 2 years preferably with diverse and/or underserved communities. Demonstrated experience in program and curriculum development.

Work that embodies themes of diversity through culture, identity and/or value systems. Record of mentorship across a diverse student population. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

The Department of Art, Media, and Design is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

APPLICATION: All applications must include:

  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Artist Statement
  • Samples of the candidate’s work – please provide links to work/portfolio (minimum 5 projects with checklist and brief description)
  • Teaching statement including teaching philosophy and statement on diversity
  • Samples of student work
  • Sample syllabus (for any course relevant to the position)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1819

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to:

A review of applications will begin on January 25, 2019, however, the position will be open until filled.

 CSUSM is located in North County San Diego and serves a highly diverse student and community population.  The ideal candidate has experience in working with underserved communities and can adeptly bring relevant topics to the classroom. The position will serve a highly interdisciplinary program and will coincide with the roll out of the new Art, Media, and Design degree giving the candidate an opportunity to help develop the area. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and/or creative activities, teaching and service to the department and university.                         

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

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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 the faculty opportunities site  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.