Director of the School of Art and Professor

Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Art

Position Announcement

Director of the School of Art and Professor


Position Number: T98291
Appointment: Tenurable, beginning fall 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin October 1
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The School of Art, within the Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, seeks applications and nominations for an aspirational leader as Director of the School of Art at the rank of tenured, full professor. The ideal candidate will lead a thriving program that exemplifies the highest standards of a creative, multi-faceted, and scholarly community. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester.


Qualifications: Terminal degree in Art or equivalent professional experience, related programmatic leadership and administrative experience, and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding (where appropriate) and who have the proven capacity, or clear potential, to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design (two positions)

Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts School of Art

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design (two positions)

Position Number: _______
Appointment: Tenure track, beginning Fall 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts in collaboration with the School of Art is accepting applications for two tenure-track or Assistant Professor of Practice faculty positions in the area of graphic design. This position seeks nationally or internationally prominent graphic designers with a commitment to helping to guide the graphic design program to national distinction and nurturing the next generation of graphic designers/educators/scholars enrolled in our BFA program. The successful candidates will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding, where appropriate, and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: BFA in Graphic Design w/Master’s Degree in Graphic Design or a related field (such as Visual Communications or Interface Media), or equivalent professional experience. Record of professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national recognition in the field of graphic design is paramount. Candidates will continue professional research that is relevant to the current and future practice of graphic design. There is the possibility of arranging a low residency situation for the desired candidate. Applicants should have a working knowledge of current practice and theory in interface media
related to usability and design with a vision towards future developments. A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations is a must.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ART HISTORY

Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Art

Position Announcement

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ART HISTORY


Appointment: Tenure track, beginning fall 2019
Application Deadline: Screening begins 1 October 2018; the position is open until filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in
collaboration with the School of Art, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Art History. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester.

Position Requirements: Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Culture with specialization in contemporary Latinx art history and criticism by August 2019; will also consider other specializations in the Arts of the Americas. Candidates must be committed to quality education, serving diverse populations, and working as a team member. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to our graduate programs by teaching courses
related to our Borderlands and Contact Zones concentration at the Masters level. Demonstrable interest in art-historical methodology and historiography as well as in art-historical investigation. Evidence or strong indication of sustained research and publication. Commitment to continual growth as an educator and researcher within a state university system. Strong interest in helping to accomplish the goals of the Art History area and of the University. Candidates who have clear potential to support scholarship by extramural funding, as appropriate to research specialization, are encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications: Secondary focus on any of the following: Borderlands issues, digital humanities, online and/or hybrid instruction. Special attention will be paid to professionals who apply integrative technology to Art History. The ideal candidate will have a record of effectiveness as a teacher beyond the level of Teaching Assistant, will practice diverse educational strategies, and will exhibit familiarity with current practices in Art History or Visual Culture. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation
students is highly desirable.

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