The University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Lecturer in New Media Art beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach eight studio art courses per year (4/4) in the undergraduate New Media Art curriculum. This includes introductory courses around time-based practices (moving image, sound, and digital art) and intermediate/ advanced topics courses based on the successful candidate’s interest and expertise. The applicant should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, in an art context: creative coding, cinema, animation, participatory practices, virtual and augmented reality, digital fabrication, robotics, or other emerging technologies. We seek an enthusiastic colleague who is interested in contributing to an established and progressive program. Other responsibilities include departmental and university service and a commitment to professional development.
Review of applications will begin July 26, 2023 and will continue until the position is closed.
Interested applicants should submit: A cover letter describing your qualifications, most significant professional/ creative work, and accomplishments as an instructor. (1 page)
Curriculum vita that includes a listing of courses taught and developed.
A digital portfolio (as a link or pdf) in the form of 10 images/examples of the candidate’s own work, as well as 10 examples of student work; all image samples must include name, title, size, media, and date work was completed, and in the case of student work, include the course title.
A list of three references (name, address, email, and phone numbers).
Established in 1890, University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 47,500 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 6,000 African American students, 3,750 international students, 3,400 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students.
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.
UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Denton provides access to rich cultural offerings and excellent research and professional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. With 7.6 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country and includes performing and visual arts institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Fort Worth Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival and identity-based organizations with whom UNT partners, such as OUTreach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.
Department of Studio Art:
The Department of Studio Art offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with concentrations that range across a breadth of media. The Studio Art Faculty are engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. Our programs enable students to prepare to be an artist, begin a career in the arts, continue their studies in graduate school, or to become leaders and educators.