Academic Position: Immersive Media – University of Texas at Austin

Job posting:

The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks a faculty colleague with a focus in Immersive Media. We encourage applications from both academics and seasoned practitioners eager to join our team in reinventing art and design education for the twenty-first century. This is a non-tenure track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice that requires relocation to Austin, TX. Salary is competitive; rank commensurate with experience. Earliest start date is August 2020.

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have a strong portfolio of recent work demonstrating technical achievement using immersive media, including at least one of the following: AR/VR/XR, video projection, audio, spatial computing/mapping, architectural experiences, real-time systems, games/interactive, art installations, or physical computing (more than one is preferred).
  • Be proficient in industry-standard software and workflows such as one or more of the following: Maya, Blender, Adobe Suite, Resolume, Notch, Disguise, TouchDesigner, MaxMSP, Unity, Unreal Engine, Lightform Creator, Arduino, Processing, etc.
  • Have earned a terminal degree in their field OR demonstrate equivalent professional experience and experience with teaching, training, or leadership.
  • Have a record of working productively and collegially with people of diverse disciplines, ranks, races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities.

We are particularly interested in candidates who:

  • Have completed projects which use immersive media for transformational purposes such as data visualization, themed interactive experiences, room scale AR/VR, brand or research storytelling, connected events and happenings, and other novel uses of immersive media.
  • Have experience teaching both small- and large-enrollment courses, hybrid or online courses, training, or serialized video.
  • Have experience developing outcome focused courses and curricula with clear student assessment and benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to expanding the diversity of the department’s faculty and students and to creating a productive department culture inclusive of differing backgrounds and viewpoints.

Questions about the application process and Interfolio may be directed to SDCT Executive Assistant Mr. Cameron Weed at; questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search committee chair Prof. Michael Baker (


Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Fine Arts focused on Immersive Media and Game Design