Position Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography


The Art, Art History, and Film Department of Boston College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography. This is a full-time, one-year contract for the 2024-25 academic year. Our dedicated faculty offers students an individualized education to guide them in their respective areas of inquiry, while striving to provide an inclusive and innovative climate. We welcome candidates that share our commitment to the teaching of art in an environment that prioritizes social justice, equity, and inclusion through both community and practice. 

The successful applicant will help us advance and diversify our commitment to undergraduate teaching in both the classroom and advising our students. The appointee will teach a combination of introductory level classes in both analog and digital photography, as well as advanced-level course(s) related to studio or location lighting and advanced darkroom classes. Being fluent in both analog darkroom procedures (including small, medium and large-format camera techniques, film processing, traditional and non-silver printing), digital photography and post production (primarily using the adobe suite), and inkjet printing is a requirement. 

They should have a robust professional photography practice and exhibition record, including gallery/museum shows. A community based, social practice with extensive record or ongoing mission will also be considered.

The appointee will participate in advising and mentoring students, and contribute to departmental service. The course load is six classes per academic year. 

The compensation of this full-time appointment includes salary and benefits. Boston College provides a broad and competitive range of benefits in order to promote the health and general well-being of its workforce. For further details, please see the Benefits section of the Employee Handbook. 


Applicants should have an MFA degree, three years of teaching experience at the college level, and a robust professional photography practice and extensive exhibition record.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a single PDF of the following materials via email to greer.muldowney@bc.edu:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • URL for personal website
  • Portfolio of 15-20 photographic works completed within the last 5 years.
  • Artist’s statement pertaining to work submitted in a single pdf. 
  • Teaching statement, describing pedagogical approach and philosophy.

In addition, applicants should ask two professional referees to send a current confidential reference letter directly to greer.muldowney@bc.edu, writing the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 10th.  

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.