University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant / Associate Professor of Design and Technology

The University of Texas at Arlington
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology
Position ID: F00273P

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts is looking to fill an Assistant/Associate faculty position beginning September 1, 2022. This is a tenure/tenure-track position. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, and Scenography, or any combination within the Design and Technology area.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month position include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses in the Design and Technology concentration. Assignments may include: 1) teaching in areas of expertise, 2) Mentoring student designers and technicians.
  • Designing for the production season.
  • Research and/or creative activity in the faculty member’s area of expertise.
  • Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and students within the Design/Tech area, including, but not limited to, short-term and long-term planning, organization, production processes, curriculum review and development.
  • Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University levels. This includes serving on committees and participating in recruitment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

  • A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) in one (or more) of the following, or a closely related area: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, and Scenography, or any combination within the Design/Tech area.
  • Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, international and/or national research and/or creative activity in the candidate’s field.
  • Strong leadership, management, artistic, communication, and collaborative skills.
  • Two or more years teaching experience at the university level or equivalent excellence in teaching related experiences.
  • Advanced ability to use and teach current techniques and technology in the area of design.
  • Demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in multiple design/tech areas.
  • Active membership in USA829.
  • Ability to teach digital media, projection design, and emerging visualization technologies.

To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a link to work samples/portfolio, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) diversity statement, 6) unofficial copy of terminal degree transcript (official copies requested later), and 7) the names and contact information of three professional references.

Reviews will begin November 12th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Julienne A. Greer (jgreer@uta.edu)

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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