Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor of Multimedia Design


Texas A&M University-School of Performance, Visualization, & Fine Arts
Texas A&M University-School of Performance, Visualization, & Fine Arts

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for one (1) full time Assistant Professor in Multimedia Design with a nine-month academic appointment beginning Fall 2024. The Technical Arts and Interactive Media Section of the School seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

·         immersive storytelling

·         interactive motion graphics

·         AI-integrated multimedia art

·         experimental media art

·         A strong background in time-based media and multimedia production is also highly desired

The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional approach to their own creative work, developing and maintaining a national and international reputation through exhibitions, lectures, research publications, and other creative outlets. Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through juried creative works, peer-reviewed academic research publications, or both. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to pursue external funding to support their work. They will be able to develop and teach a variety of multimedia related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, playing fundamental roles in teaching, research, and service in building the future of the multimedia curriculum at Texas A&M University and its relationship to the local/global technical arts community.

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a school within the Texas A&M University System and has a dynamic mission with more than 70 faculty and 30 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Science Program. The mission of PVFA places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science, as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, art, and theater. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a terminal degree, M.F.A. or Ph.D., in a related field as described above by the appointment start date. Candidates must be credentialed to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/), paying particular attention to our B.S., M.S., and M.F.A. programs in Visualization.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/139241 and submit the following materials (embed links to your work, student work, etc. where appropriate):

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (embed links to your work/student work you mentor)
Personal Statement: Your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service.
Portfolio of creative work (link to a website preferred)
Samples of work in progress (optional)
Names and contact information of five (5) professional references

Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Donald H. House, Chair of Search Committee (email:  d-house@tamu.edu).

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