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Company: UT Dallas
Location: Richardson, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Position Description The Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Professor of Instruction or Practice in Digital Art Foundations, within the Design and Creative Practice area. We seek individuals with a record of accomplishment who will provide initiative and lead course offerings in foundational undergraduate studio art and design. The ideal candidate will participate in teaching required undergraduate design, time-based media, and digital art foundation courses for the Art and Technology degree as well as cumulative courses such as Senior Seminar, where students pursue an advanced creative and/or research project. Responsibilities for the position include providing supervision or guidance for Teaching Assistants, Teaching Associates, and Part-time Lecturers who support or teach design, time-based media, and digital art foundation courses. The candidate should exhibit a global and interdisciplinary perspective in the history of both innovation and scholarly research and be willing to work across disciplines which include the intersections of creative practice, interdisciplinary collaborations, and design for innovation. The ideal colleague would demonstrate through their portfolio and CV that they have skills in contemporary methods of creative practices and can develop curriculum and contribute to the foundations program to prepare first year students for success in progressing in studio courses and contemporary practice. We seek a colleague who is particularly committed to teaching in the area of creative foundations and has shown a strong commitment to fostering curiosity and foundational skills necessary to sustain a creative education. Applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom, a record of leadership, and enthusiasm for shaping the future of an ambitious and growing program that combines theory and practice at a major research university. This position will require teaching eight courses annually at the undergraduate level in addition to university service. Administrative responsibilities for the supervision of multiple sections of design, time-based media, or digital art foundation courses will allow for one course release per academic year. The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester.  Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants for an Assistant Professor of Instruction position should have a master's degree in art or a related field, or an MFA or PhD. Applicants with a bachelor's degree and at least five years of relevant industry experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor of Practice. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates with an active exhibition record who can deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Preferred Education and Experience: A PhD, MFA, or master's degree in art, design, or related field with prior teaching experience is preferred.
Design and Creative Practice The Design and Creative Practice program inspires students to blend art, technology, design, engineering, science, and the humanities to create innovative solutions. They develop their skills in UX/UI design, video production, sound design, and digital fabrication. The Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (The Bass School) is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie R1 doctoral research institution, The Bass School fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world. Application Instructions
Applicants should upload the following: · Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position. · Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences. · Twenty work samples or a link to an online portfolio of creative work.  · Twenty samples of student work. · Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references. Priority will be given to completed applications received by 5/1/2024. Reviews will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on 8/1/2024.
The University and Community UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66%of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report). UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence. The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout the campus. There are several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) comprised of individuals who share common interests to help build community among UT Dallas faculty and staff (e.g., Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG, UT Dallas Young Professionals). Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

Minimum Education and Experience

An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience

Applicants for an Assistant Professor of Instruction position should have a master's degree in art or a related field, or an MFA or PhD.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence;
  • Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes;
  • Contribute assessment information and data as requested;
  • Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students;
  • Establish and/or continue an independent line of research;
  • Continue to expand professional influence in the academic discipline through research and/or publication;
  • Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints;
  • Teach eight (8) classes each academic year.

Important Message

1) 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.

2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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