Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic Visual or Performing Arts
The University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson, Texas
Internal Number: 23330
Posting Number: F00704P
Department: Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Salary Range: DOQ
Pay Basis: Monthly
Position Status: Academic Year
The University of Texas at Dallas Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Islamic Visual or Performing Arts. This is a one-year, non-tenure-system faculty position, renewable for a second consecutive academic year. The position would start with the Fall 2023 semester, for a maximum term of two years.
The ideal candidate will have a record of creative work and critical scholarship, student-centered teaching, and enthusiasm for engaging a diverse student population. Applicants should hold a terminal degree in a performing arts related discipline, with demonstrated scholarly achievement in Islamic Visual or Performing Arts. Applicants with creative or performance activity and/or scholarship in Music, Dance, Performance, or a combination of performing arts are preferred. The teaching load would be up to six undergraduate or graduate courses annually.
A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, DMA) in the discipline is preferred; a master's degree (MA, MM) plus a record of distinguished accomplishments and appropriate certifications may be an acceptable alternative.
The ideal candidate will have a history of critical scholarship, student-centered teaching, and enthusiasm for engaging a diverse student population. Essential duties may include teaching up to six courses annually at the undergraduate or graduate level; contributing to public-facing programming and conducting research in specialized areas.
The Visual and Performing Arts Program
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) undergraduate Program offers aspiring artists and performers an interdisciplinary study of the arts, allowing students to select courses in historical context, studio practice, performance ensemble, communication studies, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. The undergraduate VPA program includes several program options associated with concentrations in the visual arts, art history, communication studies, dance, theatre, film studies, music, photo-video-digital arts, or the interdisciplinary arts. Master's and doctoral programs in the Visual and Performing Arts are interdisciplinary. While they do not offer specific concentrations like the undergraduate program, students can specialize in a particular discipline or combination of focus areas, such as visual art, art history, film studies, performing arts, photo-video-digital, etc.
The Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (BAHT) is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie 1 doctoral research institution, AHT fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world.
Applicants should upload the following:
· cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing their interests and their qualifications for the position;
· statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) their conceptualizations of teaching and learning and their teaching and assessment methods, including how these are informed by evidence-based pedagogical practices; and
· full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Reviews will commence as completed applications are received and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on 08/05/2023. Priority will be given to completed applications received by 6/27/2023.
The University and Community
Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and educational activities.
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.