The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in New Media Art, beginning Fall 2023.
The college is seeking a dynamic and committed artist who is engaging in an emerging creative technological practice. We seek applications from interdisciplinary candidates with records of excellence in conceptually driven, materially attuned, and critically engaged new media arts practice. We are particularly interested in candidates whose practice/ pedagogy foreground social justice, cultural diversity, and whose scholarly approach to new media arts manifests critical awareness of how power, privilege, and bias can circulate in the interplay of emergent technology and contemporary art. We welcome practices across a wide range of technological inquiry, including but not limited to creative coding, 3D modeling/ animation, net art, extended reality (VR/AR), gaming, artificial intelligence, robotics, and immersive/ interactive media.
The successful candidate will:
– Develop and maintain an active research profile and record of artistic achievement
– Teach 4 courses per year (2/2) in the undergraduate and graduate New Media Art curriculum
– Contribute to ongoing curricular assessment and development in the New Media Art area
– Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
– Participate in service to the area, department, college, university, and field
– MFA or equivalent terminal degree
– An active emerging creative practice and distinguished exhibition record of creative work appropriate to rank
– At least one year of college-level teaching experience
– MFA in Digital Art, New Media Art, Electronic Media or related field
– Experience within any of the following practices: creative coding, physical computing, virtual/ mixed reality, digital fabrication, or other expanded media arts related fields
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to the college and university wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
About The University of North Texas, Studio Art Department:
The College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton assumes a critical role in building our region into a world-renowned center for culture and education. CVAD fosters creative futures for its diverse student population and the area through rigorous scholarship, arts-based education, studio practice and research. The Department of Studio Art, housed in the College of Visual Arts and Design, offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees.
Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with approximately 44,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university through the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity, fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 9,100 students last year from its 14 colleges and schools and offers 103 bachelor’s, 86 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.
UNT is located in Denton, which is part of the fourth largest metro area in the U.S. and is equidistant from Dallas and Fort Worth. As a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, UNT is committed to helping underserved populations thrive on campus. The community of 136,000 residents is home to two universities and offers a friendly, creative, and intellectual environment. The town boasts an eclectic array of restaurants, bars, shops, music venues, and festivals that have drawn praise from national publications. The Huffington Post listed Denton as the “number one emerging cultural hotspot in Texas.”
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.