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Visiting Assistant Professor - Interdisciplinary Art & DesignDepartment:
UNT-IADS-Interdiscipl Art & Design-136010College/School:
College of Visual Arts and DesignJob Location:
DentonFull Time/Part Time:
ORP EligibleAdditional Retirement Information:
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.Department Summary:
The Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) program is housed within the College of Visual Arts and Design. Through its undergraduate degree, students are given the freedom to pursue “interdisciplinarity” as a field of academic inquiry, and opportunities for creative inquiry specific to their professional pursuits. Each student has the flexibility to chart their own course within the degree to explore aspects of art and design that interest them and are provided advising, mentorship, and professional guidance on career pathways that align with their professional goals.Position Summary:
The IADS BA offers three tracks: Arts Management, Design Management, and Open Track. The highlight of the program is its ability to prepare students to be leaders in the field of art and design with marketable skills in creative entrepreneurship, cultural humility and awareness, digital skills in communication, and social responsibility. The IADS degree, combined with a strategically chosen minor and an internship, provides students with an excellent preparation for careers in art- or design-related fields, including those in art law, non-profit arts organizations, digital image providers, galleries, instructional design, visual merchandising, and auction houses operations and sales.
College of Visual Arts and Design
Considered one of the leading visual arts and design schools in the nation, UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students in NASAD and CIDA accredited programs including the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA in art education, art history, ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, fashion design, interaction design, interdisciplinary art and design studies, interior design, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and user-experience design, with certification offered in art museum education, and a Ph.D. offered in art education. It includes the Department of Art Education, Department of Art History, Department of Design, Foundations Program, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Program, and Department of Studio Art.
Faculty are supported by travel, research, and creative project funding from the college and university. Opportunities include those supported by Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards, small grants, and the university’s Institute for the Advancement of the Arts. College faculty enjoy active collaborations with specialized subject matter librarians, opportunities for teaching and research through UNT library special collections, and partnerships with the university’s Center for Learning, Experimentation, Application, and Research.
Offering instruction in Frisco and Dallas as well as at the main Denton campus, the College of Visual Arts and Design also comprises the CVAD Galleries, Texas Fashion Collection, Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design, Gough Design Research Space, and textile and digital fabrication lab facilities that support student work, faculty research, as well as college, university, and broader constituents in recently built and renovated, state-of-the-art facilities.
Additional information about the college and university can be found online: cvad.unt.edu and www.unt.edu.
University of North Texas
Established in 1890, University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 44,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 6,000 African American students, 3,700 international students, 3,300 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students.
Located in Denton, TX at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the college and university foster meaningful and socially-responsible partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area. As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Denton provides access to rich cultural offerings and excellent research and professional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country and includes performing and visual arts institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Fort Worth Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organization and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival and identity-based organizations with whom UNT partners, such as OUTReach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.
The Interdisciplinary Art & Design program in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas seeks a qualified individual for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor. The optimal candidate is someone well versed in digital technologies used in art and design related fields, with experience in successful grant writing and/or raising funds, and an openness to working with students whose interests span a broad array of art and design professions. The standard teaching load is 3:3 and may include teaching skills such as digital tools and communications, art and business, and interdisciplinary topics in art and design.Minimum Qualifications:
- Terminal degree (i.e., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. in a relevant discipline.)
- Demonstrated experience in digital communications and design management.
- Ability to teach undergraduate courses engaging with the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Commitment to research and/or creative practice.
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This is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement:
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