Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing
Arts School of Art
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TRANSMEDIA (TENURE TRACK)
Position Number: 26547BR
Appointment: Assistant Professor of Transmedia, beginning Fall
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2022
Salary: Commensurate with qualiﬁcations and experience
The Texas Tech University School of Art (TTU SOA) is
accepting applications for a full-time, Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Transmedia starting fall 2022.
The ideal candidate will
be able to teach topics such as 2d animation, storyboarding, character design, etc. with a focus on helping students create portfolios that
are relevant to various industry-related fields. We are seeking someone with forward-thinking ideas about new digital forms of making and
its application to a broad spectrum of creative and employment outcomes including industry, entertainment, non-proﬁt, or government sectors.
Our program seeks to interweave existing strengths in traditional studio media with expanded offerings in technology-driven fields.
Diversity and Equity in education are broad concepts that encompass all the unique characteristics that students, staﬀ, and faculty can
bring to an institution. At the School of Art, we are committed to inclusive excellence and we value diverse perspectives. Within your
letter of application, we ask applicants to explain how your previous and potential contributions will enhance a culture of diversity,
equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, creative activity and service.
- MFA in 2D Animation/Digital Media/Graphic Design/Studio Art, or BFA with substantial professional experience in active client-based work
or other signiﬁcant evidence of creative/professional practice in industry.
- Candidate must be able to teach 2d animation,
storyboarding, character design, etc. with a focus on helping students create portfolios that are relevant to various creative and
- Our ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive skillset in digital technology.
- One or more years of teaching experience at the university or college level.
- Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
- Additional experience with 3D modeling and prototyping.
- Ability to
contribute to the oversight and teaching our 2000-level foundation Technology in Art course.
Duties include developing new Transmedia courses in the candidate’s ﬁeld as well as other School of Art
courses as needed.Major teaching duties include providing our undergraduate students with comprehensive digital technology skills.
- Maintaining an
excellent track record of creative/professional/client-based work, strong teaching performance, and service as expected of all tenure-track
- Curriculum development in existing and new courses and overseeing relevant studio and technology equipment.
- Service to the department, college, and university is expected, including participating in School of Art committee work, recruitment
events and community outreach activities.
- Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular
activities, collaboration within/outside of the university and building industry partnerships for students.
- Opportunities to train
Graduate Teaching Assistants may also be available and are dependent upon the applicant’s qualiﬁcations.
- Pursuit of external
grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged.
The School of Art is NASAD accredited and oﬀers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Graphic
Design, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the MAE, the MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History, and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a
major in Art. A faculty of 31 fulltime professors serves approximately 250 undergraduate students and 60 students involved in graduate
study. The school has many prominent alumni. Technical and administrative support includes a total of 10 staﬀ positions. The School’s
Visual Resource Center maintains art reference books, current art periodicals, instructional media, digital classrooms, and a legacy slide
collection, as well as an expanding collection of digital images for teaching and research. Additional images are available through ARTStor
and online at the university library. The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Photography Gallery
(SRO). For more information visit: www.art.ttu.edu
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts is comprised of the School of Art, the School of Music, and
the School of Theatre & Dance, accredited by NASAD, NASM, NAST, and NASD, respectively. TTU is the only public university in the state
accredited in all four arts areas, and boasts many acclaimed alumni, including Susan Graham, Terry Cook, Ann Sanders, G.W. Bailey, Barry
Corbin, Jennifer Smith, Scott Dadich, Susanne Klotz, Ken Little and D.J. Stout. With more than 120 faculty members and approximately 1,100
students, the College oﬀers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal M.F.A., D.M.A., and
Ph.D. degrees. Our unique Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides interdisciplinary education in the visual & performing arts combined with
philosophical aesthetics. For more information, visit: www.vpa.ttu.edu
Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research
Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state (a region larger
than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The university’s 1,839-acre
Spanish Renaissance style campus, which serves approximately 40,000 students, is the only one in Texas that is home to a major university,
law school and medical school. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a multicultural area population of almost 300,000 and oﬀers a
quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and housing costs below the national average. Texas Tech University recently surpassed
the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The city supports a symphony
orchestra; several museums; the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; numerous galleries; and a variety of music, dance, and
theatre performances. Lubbock’s airport oﬀers direct ﬂights to Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and
As an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Aﬃrmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty
committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute,
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The
university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career
Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/
Please provide the following with your application:
- Letter of Application. Please brieﬂy address all qualiﬁcations related
to research, teaching, and service for the position as well as your previous and potential contributions to enhance a culture of diversity,
equity, and inclusion in these areas.
- Curriculum Vitae
- One-page Teaching Philosophy
- College Transcripts
- List of Three References with contact information
relationship, address, email and phone number)
- Portfolio of Creative/Professional work (a single PDF ﬁle with 20 images and/or
video links) Please include title, date, media & dimensions/duration of each work.
- Portfolio of Student Work (a single PDF ﬁle
with 20 images and and/or video links.) if available. Please include title, date, media and dimensions/duration of each work.
- Sample Syllabi and Lesson Plans if available
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.
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