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Lecturer - New Media Art

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.


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Posting Title:

Lecturer - New Media Art

Department:

UNT-Studio Art-136300

College/School:

College of Visual Arts and Design

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

ORP Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Department Summary:

Department of Studio Art:The Department of Studio Art offers both BFA and MFA degrees with concentrations that range across a breadth of media. The Studio Art faculty are engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. Our programs enable students to prepare to be an artist, begin a career in the arts, continue their studies in graduate school, or to become leaders and educators.
College of Visual Arts and DesignConsidered 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 2,650 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 PhD 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.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 (CLEAR).UNT is committed to a culture of mentoring excellence in all areas that impact faculty life. Building a network of mentors is foundational to our success and UNT is home to Employee Resource Groups such as the Black Faculty Network, International Faculty Network, La Colectiva, and the Neurodiversity Professional Network.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.A nationally and internationally recognized community of faculty provides students with excellent mentors and role models upon which to pattern their careers. The College of Visual Arts and Design is dedicated to creating a climate and curriculum that supports student, faculty and staff success through its programs and practices. Additional information about the college and university can be found online: cvad.unt.edu and www.unt.edu.University of North TexasEstablished in 1890, University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 47,500 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, 3,750 international students, 3,400 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).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 7.6 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts. 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 organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival..

Position Summary:

The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas invites applications for a 3-year (renewable) Lecturer in New Media Art, beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach eight studio art courses per year (4/4) in the undergraduate New Media Art curriculum. This includes introductory courses around time-based practices (moving image, sound, and digital art) and intermediate/advanced topics courses based on the successful candidate’s interest and expertise. The applicant should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, in an art context: creative coding, animation, participatory practices, virtual and augmented reality, digital fabrication, robotics, or other emerging technologies. We seek an enthusiastic colleague who is interested in contributing to an established and progressive program. Other responsibilities include departmental and university service and a commitment to professional development .

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA in Digital/Electronic/ Emerging Media/ New Media Art or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of college-level teaching experience as instructor of record in digital art or new media art
  • Demonstrated professional or scholarly competency with a mix of traditional and emerging technologies and methods

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Posting Number:

F1439P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications, most significant professional/creative work, and accomplishments as an instructor. (1 page)
  • Curriculum vita (CV) that includes a listing of courses taught (with the possibility that syllabi may be requested later)
  • Portfolio – Upload a single PDF with links to 10 images/examples of the candidate’s own work, and 10 examples of student work; all image samples must include name, title, size, media, and date work was completed, and in the case of student work, include the course title.
  • Contact information for three references (contacted only for finalists)

Contact Info:
Assistant Professor Christopher Meerdo
New Media Art, Studio Art
College of Visual Arts & Design
University of North Texas
E-mail: Christopher.meerdo@unt.edu

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77586

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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