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Professor of Experimental Digital Arts

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00065P
Position Title Professor of Experimental Digital Arts
Functional Title Professor
Department ATEC (308000 Dept)
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 12/08/2016
Posting Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Job Summary

The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at The University of Texas Dallas invites applications for a position as a full-professor with expertise in experimental digital arts. Applicants should provide evidence of expertise in research and teaching in the areas of experimental animation, multimodal installation, immersive experiences, and/or visual music. Appointment at the rank of full professor also involves teaching courses in research methods appropriate for projects in art/science, interactive media, creative practice, and critical media analysis.

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 30 doctoral students. 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. 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.

The successful applicant will participate in the creation of a multidisciplinary school that promotes collegial open-mindedness and collaboration across differences. Faculty candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, active scholarship, and service within the academic unit, university, and profession.

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.

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal Degree in the Academic Discipline or in a Related Discipline is required.

Preferred Education and Experience

A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in a related academic field is preferred. Appropriate research and teaching experience to qualify as a full professor is also preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and teach courses as assigned; supervise independent research; serve on thesis and dissertation committees.

Expand professional influence in the academic discipline through exhibitions, research, publication, and service.

Contribute to university and school communities by participating in committees and other forms of service.

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
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

Applicant Documents

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