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Open Rank Faculty Member in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00073P
Position Title Open Rank Faculty Member in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Functional Title Faculty Member, Rank DOQ
Department ATEC (308000 Dept)
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 12/15/2016
Posting Close Date 08/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Job Summary

The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank non-tenure stream faculty members with an outstanding record of teaching experience. ATEC is adding faculty members to expand its curriculum and research portfolio in the following areas: Design, Communication Studies, Critical Media Studies, Games, Animation, Mediated Communication, Network Cultures, Creative Practice, Art and Science, Public Interactives, Cultural Analytics, and STEAM education. Specific topics of interest include:
• Animation
• Art and science
• Computational media
• Cultural analytics
• Digital/multimedia journalism
• Digital narrative
• Disability studies in information communication technology
• Ethics, privacy, and policy in the era of pervasive computing
• Experience design in VR/AR/MR
• Experimental and emergent media formations
• Interaction design
• Locative media, mapping, and platform studies
• Media archeology
• Media architecture
• Media psychology
• Motion graphics
• Project management
• Visual studies and data visualization

Created in 2015, the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication merged two long-running programs at UTD: the program in Arts and Technology and the program in Emerging Media and Communication. As a School, ATEC serves more than 1,500 students, including 100 master’s students (MA and MFA) and 40 doctoral students. Students are taught to be conversant across the discourses of art / science / design / engineering / humanities. They are expected to gain foundational knowledge in multiple disciplinary areas of expertise. They learn how to engage with different modes of knowledge production, different methods of analysis, and different research and creative practices.

With the leadership of inaugural Dean Anne Balsamo, successful applicants will welcome the opportunities and challenges of creating a multidisciplinary school that values collegial open-mindedness and supports collaboration across differences. ATEC faculty include artists, designers, computer scientists, social scientists, cultural theorists, and reflective practitioners who seek to collaborate on intentional future-making through the creation of new cultural forms, the design of new technological experiences, the production of new knowledge, and the transformation of the culture industries.

This search aims to help create a diverse faculty body and seeks applicants who contribute to equal opportunity at UT Dallas. We particularly welcome candidates who place race and ethnicity, diasporic concerns, underrepresented populations, or social inequalities at the center of their research and teaching interests, as well as faculty who might bring to their research diverse perspectives that stem in part from their non-traditional educational backgrounds or from their personal experiences as members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s degree in the academic discipline or in a related discipline is required; 1-3 years’ relevant industry or college-level teaching is also required.

Preferred Education and Experience

A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in Arts, Communication, Cultural Studies, Game Studies, Literature, or other closely related area is preferred. Preference is given to applicants with at least two years’ excellent teaching experience at an institution similar to UT Dallas or extensive professional background in a closely related field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and teach courses as assigned.
Contribute to the School’s operations (such as creating course content and developing curriculum, participating in assessment activities, and serving on committees).

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information

Portfolio may be uploaded as “Relevant URL” in uploaded document section of application. Up to two syllabi may be uploaded as “other” document. Publications may be uploaded with portfolio or as other documents with syllabi included.

Special Instructions Summary
Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Governmental Agency Job Posting
    • University's Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Advertisement in a Journal in my Academic Discipline
    • Personal Referral
    • Another Website
    • Other
  2. * Which of the following most accurately describes your highest earned degree?
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    • Other Doctoral Degree (DSci, DAud, MD, etc.)
    • Specialist's Degree (EdS)
    • Professional Degree
    • Juris Doctor
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificate
  3. * In which Academic Discipline is your highest earned degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years
  5. * If your Ph.D. has not yet been awarded, when will your degree be awarded?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Other Document
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Relevant URL
  5. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214
  6. Research Statement