Prior Teaching Experience:
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content:
The Photo IV course emphasizes conceptual and material development of a comprehensive body of work over the course of the term, culminating in a class exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery in Guelph. Students learn how to conduct visual, textual and material research, and through their research and production investigate formal and representational issues within the practice of photography. Students write an arts council grant and artist statement, produce a vocabulary list of relevant terminology, provide written responses to assigned readings, and are introduced to a wide range of contemporary artists working with lens-based practices.
For the W21 semester the course will be taught remotely via Zoom, with the exception of the Boarding House gallery exhibition, where gallery access will follow Covid-19 protocols as they exist at the time. Students who are unable to participate in the Boarding House Gallery exhibition must be accommodated with a remote exhibition option (Sketchup installation shots, for example).
The ideal candidate will provide evidence of extensive knowledge of lens-based practices within the realm of contemporary art. Successful teaching in the field of photography at the university level is essential, and experience teaching remotely or via distance education will be viewed as a major asset. Knowledge of photographic history and how it relates to recent and emerging image-based theory is critical to this position, as is familiarity with important international photography festivals and survey exhibitions, artists, and terminology. As students can opt to work with a wide range of techniques and materials, the successful candidate will be well versed in the technical and material possibilities of both digital and analogue photography (camera formats, lighting techniques, film and darkroom processes, Photoshop and Bridge). Since experimental and hybrid approaches to photography are encouraged in this course, knowledge of other studio art disciplines would be considered an asset.