University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor, Packaging Design

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Packaging Design, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020.

We seek dynamic candidates with effective teaching abilities that have a strong background and knowledge in creative industry packaging practice, design, materials and/or digital fabrication. The position will provide instruction and research for its growing Packaging Design program; an award-winning curriculum that focuses on visual design, packaging structure design, materials, performance, testing, and sustainability, and is integrated within the Corrugated Prototype Design and CAD Production Lab (CORRPRO) at UTA. Candidates with diverse educational backgrounds and related disciplines are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to Visual Communication Design, Architecture, Engineering, Communication and Business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will be dedicated to the national and international prominence of the Packaging Design program while maintaining a high level of performance in scholarship, spearheading innovation, and building inter-departmental/corporate partnerships (Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Social Work, Communication, etc.). Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. Secondary appointments in other units/colleges are possible. A high work ethic with strong client/project management skills is preferred. Applicants with experience that incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
A terminal degree in one of the listed areas – (MFA/MDes/PhD) in Packaging, Industrial Design, Visual Communications/Graphic Design, Product Design, Architecture, Industrial Technology, Engineering, Business or related fields from an accredited (recognized equivalent) university.

EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a research statement, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and 5) names and contact information of three professional references. Position is open until filled. A review of applications will begin November 1st,2019.

Provide a PDF with a minimum of 20 examples of your work and 20 examples of your students’ work to the Search Committee Chair Seiji Ikeda ( For physical copies, please mail to: Department of Art & Art History, Packaging Design Search Committee, 502 S. Cooper St. #335, Box 19089, Arlington, TX 76019. Please include a self-addressed envelope if return of work samples is desired.