Digital Media Design - Industrial Art/Design Fine Arts - General
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position, with a focus on interactive design and emerging creative technologies. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment that begins in August 2023. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in research and innovative uses of or creative practices with state-of-the-art tools, processes, methodologies, and practices in areas such as interaction design, UI/UX design, mobile applications, information design, immersive media design as well as foundational design practice. The selected candidate will have a fundamental role in building the future of the interactive design program at Texas A&M University and its relationship to the local/global design community. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).
The ideal candidate will maintain a strong record of interdisciplinary research and collaboration, develop new curricula, mentor students at all levels, and participate in school and university service and outreach activities. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of courses in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in interactivedesign. In addition to the primary teaching responsibilities, candidates are also expected to engage in creative or scholarly work, mentor student creative or scholarly work, develop and foster new curricula, serve on school and university committees, andother departmental duties as necessary.
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new School within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 60 faculty and over 15 staff members and a projected exponentialgrowth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies and the Dance Science Program. The mission of the school places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the new school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science. The new school is projected to move into a new, $175m state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center. Construction is slated to begin in 2024.
Candidates must have a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in a related field as described above by appointment start date. Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic research publications, juried creative works, or both. Priority will also be given to faculty members who demonstrate the ability to pursue external funding to support their work. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field.
A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position, including discussion of your most significant research/creative works, teaching, service, and diversity/inclusion
Link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent design work
Contact information for three references including name, phone numbers, and email addresses (letters will be requested only for finalists).
Review of applications will begin 30 days after the position is postedand continue until the it is filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Section Chair of Technical Arts and Interactive Media, School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts.
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