Assistant Professor of Practice in Creative Coding

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Assistant Professor of Practice in Creative Coding

Austin, Texas
Open Date:
Mar 5, 2019

The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks a faculty colleague with a focus in Creative coding for computer media applications for a non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice position. We encourage applications from both academics and seasoned practitioners eager to join a team of whole-hearted collaborators in reinventing arts and entertainment education for the twenty-first century. Salary is competitive.

With the support of College of Fine Arts leadership, we are creating cross disciplinary coursework and curriculum for video games, new performance technologies, interactive visualization, and experience design. Course development and teaching responsibilities in our fast-growing programs will include the following:

  • foundations courses in creative coding;
  • intermediate and advanced programming for games, realtime media, live performance, and reactive environments;
  • senior design and thesis projects;
  • thematic/special topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

In addition to teaching, the full-time faculty will participate in administrative and student service activities, including committees and curriculum development. This position will be non-tenure track, full-time at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.

SDCT encourages applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, the differently-abled, and members of the LGBTQIA community.

The School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT)

The School of Design and Creative Technologies was founded in 2017 as the fourth major academic unit in the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Department of Art and Art History, the Butler School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The SDCT houses the Department of Design, the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, the Center for Integrated Design, the Design Institute for Health, and the Bridging Disciplines Programs in Digital Arts & Media and Design Strategies.

The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship, comprehensive research university of over 50,000 students that is routinely ranked in the top 50 universities globally by U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education, and the Center for World University Rankings. UT is located in Austin, the capital of Texas, a city justly renowned for its vibrant cultural life and its thriving creative and tech industries. Austin is routinely included in top-ten lists of best US cities for new college grads, for young professionals, for future job growth, and for outdoor activities, urban forests, and family friendliness.


Required Qualifications:

Candidates must:

  • have a strong portfolio of recent work which demonstrates creative coding applications;
  • be proficient in industry-standard coding languages, structures and systems for both prototyping and production;
  • have earned a terminal degree in their field, OR demonstrate equivalent professional experience;
  • have a record of working productively and collegially with people of diverse disciplines, ranks, races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are particularly interested in candidates who:

  • have a record of successful collaboration across disciplines;
  • have experience teaching both small- and large-enrollment courses, and/or hybrid or online courses;
  • have experience developing new courses and curricula;
  • can demonstrate (through degrees earned, portfolio of work, or writings) expertise in a field complementary to creative coding;
  • are practicing in the areas of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), experiential environments, and/or creative coding;
  • can demonstrate engagement with one or more of the following areas:
    • coding for inclusion
    • coding research
    • open source code development

Application Instructions:

To apply for the position, please submit the following documents by May 31, 2019 to Interfolio at

  1. A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position;
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional résumé;
  3. A link to or pdf of your portfolio of recent work;
  4. Contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists).

Questions about the application process and Interfolio may be directed to SDCT Executive Assistant Mr. Cameron Weed at [email protected]; questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search committee chair, Bruce Pennycook at [email protected].

If you are excited about the possibilities of working in the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, but don’t fit this particular job description, please see our open call for faculty, here:




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Posted: 3/6/2019
Application Due: 5/5/2019
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