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Visiting Artist in Residence Wanted in Photography/Digital Media

Published March 19, 2018

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Visiting Artist Residency at the University of Houston

Salary $35,000

The Photography/Digital Media program in the School of Art at the University of Houston, in conjunction with the UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts announces a semester-long visiting artist residency in Photography/Digital Media (PDM). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Visiting Artist Residency is open to artists holding an MFA degree whose interdisciplinary practice includes lens-based media. The visiting artist will have the opportunity to actively pursue their studio practice and teach at the graduate level. In addition, the visiting artist will be provided opportunities to interface with Houston’s vibrant art community, including participation in CounterCurrent, an annual contemporary art festival organized by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts .



  • 1 graduate-level or graduate/undergrad-level course in fall 2018: topic developed in conversation with PDM faculty. Should engage students across a broad spectrum of concentrations.
  • 1 public lecture
  • Participation in the CounterCurrent festival in April 2019



  • 24-hour access to all PDM facilities (digital printing, scanning, computer suites, lighting studio, gear from Equipment Checkout including digital and analog cameras, lighting, camera supports, etc.)
  • Weekday access to General Lab facilities (3D printers, laser engraver, large format inkjet printers, Riso Duplicator, vinyl cutter, Raspberry Pis and projectors).


Required Application Documents

  1. One-page Artist Statement
  2. CV
  3. Brief descriptions of 2-3 courses you’d like to teach (100 words each)
  4. Portfolio of 10 images, or web links for video (no more than 10 minutes total running time)
  5. Three references


Deadline: This residency opportunity will remain open until filled.
Priority deadline for application: March 20, 2018

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Veterans, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent

  Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Portfolio

Employee Status: Temporary

Application Link