Job Opportunity: Associate Professor or Full Professor in Expanding Approaches to American Arts, University of Texas-Austin (deadline Nov. 1, 2021)

https://apply.interfolio.com/93717

Description

The College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks multiple, tenured, senior colleagues (associate or full professor rank) with a focus in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and research-based practice in visual, media-based, and performing arts of the United States. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.  We are specifically invested in deepening our engagement with underrepresented archives and repertoires within the United States, inclusive of perspectives from Indigenous, Afrodiasporic, Mexican American and LatinX, Asian American and Pacific Islander. The committee welcomes transnational, hemispheric, circum-Atlantic, and global frameworks and methodologies.

This interdisciplinary cohort hire is intended to impact the curricula, research profiles, and culture of more than one department/school in the College of Fine Arts. They will introduce innovations to the study of artistic expression that intersect with complementary disciplines; for example, religious studies, ethnography/anthropology, practice as research, new media/genre studies, technological arts and ethics, science and art, cultural/race/ethnic studies, disability studies, and transnational studies. We invite applications from academics and practitioners whose teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and/or service explore forms of artistic and creative practice not necessarily aligned with traditional institutions or methodologies. We encourage applications from members of groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding. 

ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
The College of Fine Arts consists of the following departments/schools:

The Department of Art and Art History
Art Education
Art History
Studio Art

The Butler School of Music
Music and Human Learning
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Performance
Theory/Composition

The Department of Theatre and Dance
Dance
Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities
Live Design and Production
Performance as Public Practice
Playwriting and Directing

The School of Design and Creative Technologies
Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Design

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:​​​​​​

  • Terminal degree in field
  • Established national/international record of research and professional practice with focus on cross-disciplinary approaches in the arts
  • A record of working productively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities
  • Hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Desired Qualifications:​​​​​​​

  • Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Sustained personal engagement with underrepresented communities and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
  • Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
  • A demonstrated capacity to work across artistic disciplines

Application Instructions

To apply for the position, please submit the following by November 1, 2021 to Interfolio by clicking on the Apply Now button:

  1. A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position, including discussion of your most significant research/creative/professional, teaching, and service activities in cross-disciplinary arts research or practice; your experience advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice in the arts; and a vision for what innovative teaching or other professional activities you hope to offer the College of Fine Arts
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional résumé (please include live links to publications, if applicable); 
  3. A link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent work (if applicable)
  4. Contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists).  

Questions about the application process may be directed to cofadean@austin.utexas.edu; questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search committee chair Prof. John Yancey at jyancey@austin.utexas.edu.

Author: Jacqueline Francis

Writer, educator, curator, arts consultant, and occasional artist in San Francisco, California. Follow me on Twitter @JackieFrancisSF and Instagram--jackiefrancissf

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