Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Material Studies and New Technologies)Job Posting Number:
School of Art and DesignPosition Description:
The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Studio Art in material studies and new technologies with an emphasis on 3D materials and processes. The successful candidate will supervise an existing Metals facility, be an emerging or established artist who has experience with material and craft, and provide leadership to the School to modify Metals facilities to incorporate new technologies broadly defined. The position will teach at all levels, lead the School in developing a curriculum that centers the technologies that are within the skill set of the candidate, and strengthen the infusion of critical theory in the program. The successful candidate will have a desire to be an active, engaged member of the School and University communities. This position specifically excludes research and teaching experience in Ceramics. For those skills, please see our other posting in Ceramics.Required Qualifications:
The School of Art and Design has nearly 1000 students across five majors: Studio Art, Communication Design, Photography, Art Education, and Art History. It has state-of-the-art facilities in multiple areas spread across two buildings. 3D facilities include metal and wood shops, foundry, forming and casting, 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting/tech, and extensive ceramics. Other notable labs and classrooms include Photography; Expanded Media (time-based art); multiple dedicated computer labs; Printmaking; RISO lab; and Painting and Drawing.
Texas State has Carnegie R2 High Research classification and is in a “Run to R1” to achieve R1 status as early as 2027. Sitting at the spring-fed headwaters of the San Marcos River, the university is home to the Texas State University Galleries, the Performing Arts Center, Live Oak Studios, The Witliff Collection, The Center for the Study of the Southwest, and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, and research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Primary Responsibilities:• Teach introductory through advanced courses in the School of Art and Design• Serve as Area Head of the Metals program: scheduling courses, writing curriculum• Supervise the Metals facility: managing staff, equipment, supplies, and tools• Pursue personal research/creative activity in relevant discipline and build a substantive record of national professional/peer recognition• Participate in curriculum development• Engage in service to the school, college, university, civic community, and profession
This position is subject to the availability of funds.
• MFA degree in Studio Art• Record of professional accomplishment in research and creative activity with evidence of a trajectory toward prominence in the field• Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate new technologies into creative research and teaching• In-depth knowledge of the history of visual art and the contemporary art landscape in a global society• Strong conceptual, design, and technical skills• Excellent oral and written communication skills• Knowledge of health and safety requirements in relevant technologies and processesPreferred Qualifications:
• Successful procurement of grants or other research funding• Experience in maintaining a Metals facility• Experience with Studio Art and/or Foundations curriculum development• Service-related activities in undergraduate art programs or professional organizationsApplication Procedures:
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/44362
To ensure full consideration please submit the following by December 15, 2023:
- Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- PDF with 20 images representing personal creative work and an accompanying list of titles, media, and dates (May include excerpts from time-based works no longer than 5 minutes each.)
- PDF with 20 images of student work created under your direction with a list of course title(s), media, dates, and a brief description of assignment(s)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement addressing your current creative work/research
The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting institutions.
Examples of web/video/animation/motion graphics must be listed as Hyperlinks within the PDF file and link to portfolio web sites or video sharing sites such as Vimeo. Do not upload motion graphics files.
All correspondence regarding this search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
and include job number in all correspondence.Proposed Start Date:
Fall 2024Posting Date:
10/30/2023Full Consideration Date::
12/15/2023Open Until Filled?:
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.Reasonable Accommodation:
If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative from Talent Acquisition will respond to you as soon as possible.Record Checks and Verifications:
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verification including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verification, reference checks, and employment eligibility verification.Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.Why Work at Texas State?:
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.Quick Link: