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

Senior Lecturer

Visual Communication

Immediate

Senior Lecturer

Location: Arlington, Texas

Type: Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication Design at the University of Texas at Arlington. Position will begin August 2015.

Required/Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: An MFA in Visual Communication Design or related discipline is required. 3 to 6 years of teaching experience and/or professional experience preferred. The applicant should have a meaningful exhibition record and/or be actively involved with client-based work. Expertise in Mac OS, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is expected. Experience in typography, web design, mobile app design, data visualization, and interactive media preferred.

Responsibilities: This position requires the faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in visual communication design in the Art + Art History Department, be actively involved with area activities, advise students, and participate in departmental and community service. Service opportunities for this individual may include organizing student work for competitions or advising the UTA AIGA Student Chapter. The selected candidate must continue to develop their personal work and reputation as a designer.

The Department: The Visual Communication Design area is one of the most successful areas within the thriving Art + Art History Department with over 180+ student design awards/honors/accolades since 2001. The Art and Art History department has over 830 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.

Deadline: Position is open until filled although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by July 1, 2015. Provide a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three current letters of reference (sent directly to UT Arlington by references). Provide 20 examples of your work on CD, DVD, USB Drive or website address (include images and/or time-based media); thumbnail printouts of the work represented; 20 images of your students’ work to: Department of Art and Art History, Visual Communication Design Search Committee, 502 S. Cooper St. #335, Box 19089, Arlington, TX 76019.

Please include a self-addressed envelope for return of work samples. No email applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately. This is a security-sensitive position, and a criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

The University: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). UT Arlington is committed to enhancing diversity in its faculty and encourages qualified members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

UT Arlington’s Smoke-Free Campus Statement
Effective August 1, 2011, the use of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products) by students, faculty, staff, and visitors are prohibited on all UT Arlington properties.

UT Arlington’s EEO Statement
(UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.)  The University of Texas at does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services

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