Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Practice, Studio Art: Time & Technology
College/School/Unit: College of Fine Arts
Department: Art & Art History
Posted: Feb 8, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled
The https://art.utexas.edu/ at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice in Studio Art, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2023. Applicants should have particular expertise in digital approaches to creating artworks for diverse populations, and a dedication to working within a first-year, Foundations unit, which our department calls “Core.” Rank and salary commensurate with experience. This position requires relocation to Austin, TX.
This new position will focus on time via sound, video, sequence, performance, reproduction, documentation and photography. Many departmental students work in a cross-disciplinary way and want to acquire digital methods that can fit into an interdisciplinary practice. This faculty member will be encouraged to work fluidly with other areas in the department, college and University to meet student needs. They will lead the delivery of introductory coursework in time-based and technology-based art practice to all undergraduate majors in the department and collaborate with other Core and Studio Faculty to shape the curriculum of this area of Core. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses outside of Time and Technology (e.g., painting and drawing, sculpture, etc.) as fits their own creative expertise and practice.
Teaching will be the contractually defined primary area of focus for this position, with a focus on Core and Studio undergraduate courses. Opportunities for graduate teaching may occur. Professors of Practice teach a 3/3 course load, plus service for Core and Studio, and the potential for service contributions to the Department, College, and University. The successful candidate will be expected to remain current in their professional practice as a visual artist specializing in time-based or technology-based art but will not be required to make nationally significant contributions in the area of research/creative activity.
We encourage applications from persons belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, the differently-abled, and the LGBTQIA communities.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, The University of Texas at Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Applicants are expected to be well-versed in contemporary time-based art practices. An MFA is required. Teaching experience is required, preferably at the college level. Applicants should have a documented exhibition record and/or professional activity in the field of technology-based and/or time-based visual art practice. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching and serving diverse populations is preferred.
To apply for the position, please submit the following documents that address the required and preferred qualifications via Interfolio.
• A letter of interest highlighting your knowledge of and/or experiences engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom or art practice and the positive impact this might have in your classroom at The University of Texas at Austin,
• Current curriculum vitae
• Names of three professional references (with phone and email contact information),
• Documentation of research/creative output (20 images of your artwork)
• Documentation of student work (10-20 images)
Review of applications will begin March 27, 2023, although the position will remain open until filled. Please contact search committee chair Erin Cunningham email@example.com with any inquiries about the position. The selected applicant will be subject to a background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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