Visiting Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Studio (136300)

College of Visual Arts and Design

Visiting Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Fibers Program at the University of North Texas invites applications for a one year, full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Fibers to begin Fall 2017.

Responsibilities: Teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in fibers, with a focus on weaving, knit, and three-dimensional fiber techniques. Faculty is expected to participate in the development and coordination of the Fibers program, maintain an active professional practice, and serve on institutional committees as needed. Working with the Fibers lab technician, there are some maintenance and supervision responsibilities specific to the weaving studios.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in studio arts or terminal degree in related field at time of appointment, with University teaching level experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
An active and distinguished record of creative work appropriate to rank. College level teaching experience as instructor of record in Fibers-based courses with experience teaching beginning and advanced weaving, as well as screen printing. Proficiency in all aspects of Fibers techniques including focused knowledge and experience in woven structures, and computer aided weaving and knitting.

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Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide 10 to 20 examples of professional work and 10 student works if available (please limit video work to 3 minutes each) by submitting your URL or by Dropbox via email to Studio Department Chair Robert Jessup at For questions regarding the position please call the Studio Department office at 940.369.7671.


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