University of Texas at Dallas Assistant Professor of Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas

Job Summary

Assistant Professors are expected to have completed the terminal (MFA or doctoral) degree before they begin employment at the University and to have engaged in classroom instruction as well as creative productivity or professional achievement during their graduate education. Assistant Professors will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses; work to develop a regional or national reputation in the discipline through creative productivity or professional achievement; and engage actively in the academic community through membership in governance bodies and committees, program planning and curricular development, and public service. Assistant Professors engage in teaching (at both undergraduate and graduate level) and creative production in the Visual Arts, with an emphasis in at least two areas (video art, installation art, image/text, photography) and may engage in a mentoring relationship with a senior faculty member. They will undergo a third-year review to determine their continuation on the tenure track, and may seek tenure no later than the sixth year of employment at the university. Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, service, and active scholarship.

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal degree in the academic discipline, and a record of creative productivity and professional achievements that evidence a high probability of success as a member of the faculty at the University.

Preferred Education and Experience

Earned MFA or doctoral degree in Visual Arts, or a closely related academic discipline; at least one year of teaching at the university level and presentation of work at one or more juried exhibitions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Offer four organized undergraduate and/or graduate classes in Visual Art each academic year; supervise independent research and graduate students.

Create and exhibit (e.g. in juried exhibitions) art work.

Contribute to the academic life of the university and profession through participation in committees and other forms of service.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist’s (or research) statement, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio link with 20 works accessible via URL, samples of writing including representative publications (if available), and three recent letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be submitted no later than January 5, 2017.

Posting Number: F00034P

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

Department: Arts & Humanities

Salary Range: Negotiable

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Academic Year

Location: Richardson

Position End Date (if temporary): 05/31/2018

Open Date: 10/13/2016

Close Date: 02/01/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2017