Open Rank Faculty Position in Creative Practice
The University of Texas at Dallas
The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an open rank tenure-line position in creative practice. Applicants' research and teaching interests should engage critical theory while developing creative projects in the digital humanities or digital studies that reproduce culture over time and place; solve problems; interrogate questions of agency, capital, and structure; design innovative technology; or create new digital media arts. Faculty members should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, active scholarship, and service within the academic unit, university, and profession. Successful applicants will welcome the opportunities and challenges of creating a multidisciplinary school that values collegial open-mindedness and supports collaboration across differences.
The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication was formed in 2015 through the merger of 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 1500 students, including 100 Master's students (MA and MFA), and 40 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.
This search aims to help create a diverse faculty body and especially seeks applicants who contribute to equal opportunity here 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.
Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of educational or teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations, portfolio or website, three recommendation letters, and up to two sample syllabi if available via the online application site available at http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/6904.
The selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will not consider incomplete applications. Qualified applicants could receive a joint appointment in one of the program's partnering Schools. The appointment for the position will begin August 1, 2017.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community.