The Visual and Performing Arts Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production. The successful applicant will begin in fall 2024 and should specialize in non-fiction across a range of exhibition platforms (theatrical/broadcast/cable/museums or galleries/online media).
The successful applicant will be an artist focusing on non-fiction media (including shorts, features, and/or episodic narratives), have an established or promising record of accomplishment of screenings at festivals or via other exhibition and distribution platforms, and demonstrate an innovative teaching philosophy and practice.
We invite applicants with a vibrant portfolio of work (completed or in progress) and an MFA or PhD in hand at the time of appointment. We are especially interested in filmmakers who will strengthen the program's integration of scholarship and creative practice. Competitive applicants will exhibit a strong conceptual and technical understanding of the field and a record of training and mentoring undergraduate populations as creative artists.
The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester starting 8/1/2024.
Minimum Education and Experience: An MFA or PhDor equivalent in Film Studies, Visual Arts, and similar or a related discipline is required prior to employment; those with ABD status will be considered at the application/interviewing stage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to produce research and scholarly or creative achievements that enhance the program and the discipline, and able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
Preferred Education and Experience: An MFA or PhD in Film Production and a strong conceptual and technical understanding of the field and a record of training and mentoring undergraduate populations as creative artists.
The Visual and Performing Arts Program
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) area in the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology offers interdisciplinary degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with undergraduate concentrations in Art History, Communication, Dance, Film Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, Theatre, Photo/Video/Digital, and Visual Art. Degree plans allow for sufficient elective credit to afford opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students across the school. Faculty members in other areas of the Humanities include historians, philosophers, creative writers and artists, scholars of visual culture and literature, and more.
The Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT) is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie R1 doctoral research institution, AHT fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world.
Applicants should upload the following:
· Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position.
· Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
· Research statement describing past, present, and future research, including how they mentor (or will mentor) student researchers and foster (or will foster) collaborative research environments.
· A writing/publication sample.
· Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Priority will be given to completed applications received by 11/1/2023. Reviews will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on 8/1/2024.
The University and Community
UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66%of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report).
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.