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Distinguished Chair in Arts and Technology and Program Director (pao130312)

The University Texas at Dallas invites scholars and educators of extraordinary achievement and promise to apply for a Distinguished Chair in Arts in Technology and to serve as Director of a highly successful, award-winning ATEC program.

A partnership between the School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Arts and Technology (ATEC) exemplifies the commitment of UT Dallas to leadership in innovative, transdisciplinary research and education. ATEC offers a comprehensive academic program that explores and fosters the convergence of digital technology with the humanities and creative arts. The program allows students to design personalized degrees that draw on areas including animation, interactive narrative and games, virtual environments and sound design. The program includes two complementary degree tracks: ATEC offers a BA, MA, MFA, and PhD; Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) offers a BA and MA.

The program is housed in the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, a state-of-the-art, 155,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a Motion Capture laboratory, Sound Design laboratory, Visual Arts studios, Fabrication laboratory, and other adaptable research/instruction spaces.

Qualifications for Distinguished Chair and Program Director of Arts and Technology

  • PhD or MFA in appropriate field
  • A proven record of scholarly publication and/or funded research sufficient to merit tenured appointment
  • Commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary education promoting the convergence of the arts and humanities with advanced digital technology and engineering
  • At least three years administrative experience
  • An outstanding record of funded research in the development and/or application of innovative research in digital technology.

Field(s) of expertise open; we especially invite applications from individuals with expertise in the scientific development of interactive and mediated education.

Review will begin May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment for the position will begin August 1, 2014. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application. Inquiries regarding this position can be made by contacting Dr. Dennis M. Kratz, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities (dkratz@utdallas.edu. For further information concerning the School of Arts and Humanities and its programs, visit http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/.

Please upload application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcript of terminal degree, and at least five recent letters of recommendation via ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014

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