Studio Art/New Media – Animation / Film-Making
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR STUDIO ART:
NEW MEDIA / ANIMATION/ FILM-MAKING: The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a Studio Artist with specialization and studio practice in Digital Art / Animation and Film-Making. Teaching experience and strong evidence of a developed professional studio career is required. This full-time appointment offers a competitive salary and benefits package and will commence August 2019. Applicants with diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives are welcome.
RESPONSIBILITIES: UTSA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both Studio Art and Art History (B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and B.A. and M.A. in Art History). The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work in an integrated studio and lecture environment, teaching undergraduate courses and graduate program participation. The regular teaching course load is 2-2, plus creative/research activities and service/committee obligations.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MFA degree in Studio Art or related field and at least two years of higher education level teaching experience beyond graduate school, as well as a strong record of professional activity. Knowledge of current approaches, practices, techniques, processes and issues as related to for teaching New Media is essential. The applicant must be able to develop, refine, and teach courses ranging from undergraduate non-majors to majors on both the graduate and undergraduate level.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the vision, passion, and ability to participate in an integral way in the transformation from the current "New Media" art program into a contemporary "Arts and Technology" program that focuses on (features) highly creative and cutting edge, interdisciplinary 4D studio practices with technologies. In addition, the candidate will display the ability and desire to take on a major role in the setup and administration of the newly developing Film Studies program.
Other necessary qualifications:
- A history of both interdisciplinary art practice and cross-discipline communication.
- The ability to both display leadership, and to work with a team.
- An understanding of current trends in the field of Film and Digital Arts.
- Fluency in a variety of creative software options for creating and editing in the visual, animation, sound- based, and media management areas.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY: UTSA is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department offers Art History and criticism programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) and the Master of Arts Degree (MA). Additionally, Studio art programs in ceramics, new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture lead to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA), the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) and the Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA). The Art and Art History faculty is composed of 17 full-time and 8 part-time faculty members. The Department serves approximately 2100 students per semester with approximately 410 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate students enrolled in the Studio and Art History programs. The Department also operates two exhibition spaces: the UTSA Main Art Gallery on the 1604 Campus and Terminal 136 at Bluestar, near downtown San Antonio.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO: UTSA, an emerging Tier One research institution, focuses on transformational student experiences, impactful research, and enriched community service. UTSA received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2015, and in 2017, the Times Higher Education named UTSA one of the top 4 universities in the nation younger than 50 years old. Almost 31,000 students are currently enrolled at The University of Texas at San Antonio at three campus locations. UTSA offers 162 undergraduate and graduate degrees through its eight colleges and The Office of Graduate Studies. UTSA serves a diverse population of students in terms of minority, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as first generation college students, military personnel, and people with disabilities. The Department of Art and Art History is part of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, which includes eleven departments.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: 1) A letter of application (addressed to: The Department of Art and Art History, New Media Search Committee Chair) 2) A full and current vita/resume, 3)* Samples in digital format of the applicant’s studio/research/published work, exhibitions, publications and presentations, 4)** Samples in digital format of student work created under the applicant’s supervision. 5) The names and contact information (postal, email addresses, and telephone numbers) of five professional references that can be contacted in regards to the candidate’s qualifications. The applicant must requested letters of recommendation (a minimum of 3 needed) from the individuals listed as references. The references will be contacted by the STARS system to upload their letters.
*&** Note: Samples of applicant’s work and applicant’s student work can be provided by including a web/digital link to an online source.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Please submit all application materials via the STARS system using the link (https://jobs.utsa.edu)
Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States. Review of completed applications will commence on November 10, 2018. The appointment is effective fall semester 2019. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For questions and additional information please contact:
Gregory Elliott, Chair
Department of Art and Art History/UTSA
Victor Guerrero, Senior Administrative Associate
Department of Art and Art History/UTSA