The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University seeks a candidate to teach and develop courses that bridge the many intersecting areas of art, design, and technology, within a visual arts context. Qualifications include a terminal degree (MFA, MD, or PhD) in Art, Art History, Art Education, Design, Visual Culture or related fields, with an interest in contemporary hybrid practices that employ new technologies alongside traditional approaches. Experience beyond graduate teaching, as well as a record of exhibitions, publications, and/or any other peer-reviewed accomplishments for intellectual endeavors, are highly desirable. The ideal candidate will engender hybrid practices in the department, and teach courses in all levels of undergraduate teaching (foundation/core, intermediate, advanced concentration, cross-disciplinary, and special topics), and graduate teaching (seminars, independent studies, theory and practice). Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess experience, and have the ability to teach/develop courses (both online and face-to-face), in more than one of the following areas: Art Education, Graphic Design (interactive/responsive), 3D Aspects and Design, Foundations in Art/Design/Media, Computer-aided Art, Time-based Art (Animation, Installation, Performance, Photography, Film, Video), Community Arts, and Social Practice. Alongside their teaching responsibilities, candidates must maintain a scholarly practice in the form of creative/research activities, as well as serve the department, school, college, university, community and discipline through service.
Please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org position IRC1266:
- Application letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching philosophy
- Statement of scholarly (creative/research) practice
- Samples of students works (images, papers, et cetera) in the form of one URL or PDF file
- Samples of own works in the form of one URL or PDF file
- Name and contact information of three references willing to provide a letter upon request
- Abbreviated sample syllabi (optional)
Deadline: December 15, 2016 or until filled.
The Department of Visual Arts offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees in art. An undergraduate program may be selected with a focus in art history, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, studio arts, or visual art leading to teacher certification in art. The programs are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and/or educators who are well grounded in studio art practices, history and criticism of art, and professional practices. The department strives to build the student's awareness of context, purpose, creative and aesthetic inquiry, critical theory and practice, historical and contemporary trends, professional responsibility and personal voice in the visual arts. Integrating studio and theoretical studies, the various programs provide a comprehensive approach to art learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and supportive community. The faculty, staff and students are very active in their pursuits of excellence in their disciplines. Gallery showings, juried exhibitions, conference presentations, publications and positions with many well respected universities and arts organizations are some of the ways that the Department of Visual Arts continues to excel in all areas of the arts.