Dept. Job Opportunities

Available Positions

The following opportunities are available within the University of Texas at Arlington's Art + Art History Department. For questions concerning these positions, please call 817.272.2891 or email us at art-arthistory@uta.edu.
 

Name Area

Assistant Professor

Visual Communication

Immediate

Assistant Professor

Location: Arlingotn, Texas
Type: Full Time - Academic-Assistant Professor
Categories: StudioArt-Any, Studio Art-Digital Meda/ Animation, Studio Art-Graphic/ Industrial/ Object Design 
Preferred Education: MFA

Areas of Responsibility: Assist in the implementation and continual development of Interactive Visualizations and Game Activities. Teach classes and seminars to undergraduate and graduate students. Create an environment that fosters innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial thinking. Emphasize design, creativity and collaboration within the art department as well as other departments in College of Liberal Arts (COLA) and University. Seek and manage a cross-disciplinary team teaching environment. Present advanced contemporary trends in all aspects of data visualization and gaming the discipline.

The Art and Art History department has over 700 undergraduate majors and MFA students in twelve studio disciplines. There are thirty-one full-time faculty members and twenty part-time faculty members in the department. The Visual Resources collection includes a well-developed image bank, a state-of-the-art Mac OS research center, a full-time collections manager, and resources in print and digital data.

The University of Texas at Arlington, part of the University of Texas system, is a full service, research, and teaching university with approximately 34,000 students. The University is located in the City of Arlington in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has an ethnically diverse population and excellent cultural facilities. The Metroplex is home to several major internationally recognized museums and galleries (e.g., Kimbell Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum-Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum).

Qualifications: A terminal degree in related field and/or industry work experience. Evidence of game development; Portfolio containing relevant examples; Experience with scripting and coding; Experience with level design; Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite; Experience in the use of Processing (open source programing language and IDE); Experience with Zbrush or other surface painting/texturing software; Experience with 2D & 3D animation; Experience with cinematics, story and character development, storyboarding, film theory; Ability to create visually-sophisticated environments in Unreal Development Kit, Unity Development Kit or other game engine; Grant writing skills and successfully acquiring grants.

Position is open until filled although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by January 10, 2015. Provide a letter of application, vita, copies of transcripts, and three current letters of reference. Candidates should also include appropriate documentation of professional activities such as teaching, evidence of scholarly research publications, format, advocacy, and service. Provide 20 examples of your work on CD or DVD on website (include images and time-based media), thumbnail printouts of the work represented, 20 images of your students’ work. Three references listing names, addresses, phone numbers and email: Department of Art and Art History, Studio Art Painting and Drawing Search Committee, 502 S. Cooper St. #335, Box 19089, Arlington, TX 76019.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

NOTES: Additional Salary Information: Start up Funds will be available Internal Number: COLA11142014AAH