The Visual Arts program at The University of Texas Permian Basin invites applicants for a non-tenure track Lecturer of Design starting Fall 2020. The department seeks an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, an interest in creative curriculum development, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University.
The successful candidate will teach 15/15 credits (5/5 classes) during each long semester of the academic year. This will include face-to-face and on-line courses. Classes will include, introductory graphic design, animation and web design courses as well as upper-level courses in the area and general education courses. The Visual Arts program welcomes applications from designers whose work addresses interactions between disciplines and whose courses will contribute to a diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum.
The Visual Arts program is seeking a candidate who is: committed to both traditional graphic design and the exploration of current and new directions in the field; capacity to teach at all levels; proficiency in the materials and techniques of the discipline; and, who possesses a broad understanding of new approaches to the medium. Additional teaching experience in multiple studio areas is helpful but not required.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and After Effects to teach image manipulation, graphic design, typography, digital illustration, 3D modeling, storyboard production, web design, animation (2D & 3D) techniques, and audio/video editing. Knowledge of 3D printing and other digital fabrication is preferred but not required.
General Duties and Responsibilities: • Deliver high-quality instruction to diverse groups of students • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a growing Art program and University • Work with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life experiences • Utilize technology to enhance instruction and communicate effectively with the campus community • Participate in college-wide recruiting events • Engage in High Impact Practices (HIP)
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Mario Kiran at [email protected]
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.
Please include all required documents with your submission. If your documents exceed the number of fields provided in the application (6) please combine some documents into one electronic file and attach.
Unofficial transcripts of qualifying degree(s) are acceptable for purposes of the application; official transcript/s are required before a letter of appointment can be issued.
Please include: • Current c.v. • Letter of Interest/cover letter • Statement of Research • Teaching philosophy • (3) Syllabi of courses taught • Portfolio with 20 images including Image List • Complete contact information for three (3) professional references • Copies of all graduate/undergraduate transcripts
The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program (TRS). We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. UTPB does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.
• Master’s degree (MFA/MS) in a digital media field or other Visual Art area with documented work in digital media • Ability to teach and develop curriculum for Animation and Design classes • Ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, including face-to-face and on-line courses • Technical knowledge that includes the operation of all studio equipment for the discipline, expertise with Apple/PC computers, scanners, printers (including 3D scanners and printers), and other digital devices • Knowledge of art and animation production (both digital and traditional) • Ability to work successfully with highly creative students with diverse learning styles • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues inside/outside the department
• Master’s in a Digital Design Field • Additional teaching experience in multiple studio areas • Experience working in a collaborative educational environment • An interest in course development and on-line teaching
Internal Number: F087P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.