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Assistant/Associate Professor in Creative Coding

Description

The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) in the School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT) at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a faculty colleague with a focus in Creative Coding for computer media applications. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Position requires relocation to Austin, TX.

As a young department, we are intentionally cultivating a team of future focused collaborators committed to re-inventing creative technologies education for the twenty-first century.

We are working to ensure that the creators and consumers of arts and entertainment technologies are people of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, ages, socioeconomic statuses, nationalities, and linguistic and cultural traditions. Recognizing that many AET professions in the United States today are negatively impacted by  systemic discrimination such as white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, and elitism, we invite applications from academics and practitioners whose teaching, scholarship, professional practice, creative activity, and/or service disrupts this tradition; we especially welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities.

Qualifications

To be considered for this position, candidates must:

  • Hold a terminal degree in your field by date of hire, OR possess a record of equivalent professional experience or scholarly/creative achievement.
  • Demonstrate diversity and inclusion skills in your research/creative/professional, teaching, and service activities.
  • Demonstrate a high level of craft in one or more aspects of creative coding, including expertise in industry standard computer programming principles, design patterns, and/or code architecture for complex interactive media systems such as video games, visualization, or immersive media.
  • Demonstrate experience developing new courses and curricula and ability to teach undergraduate courses focused on creative coding principles and practice at various levels of study.

Responsibilities of this position may include:

  • Overseeing and coordinating creative coding courses and curriculum, particularly at the foundations level, to better integrate with the various disciplines practiced in AET and SDCT, cultivate clear student outcomes, and promote an inclusive student experience.
  • Developing and teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses, including creative coding, topics courses in your areas of expertise, and team-taught interdisciplinary courses.
  • Collaborating within the college/university for interdisciplinary goals. 
  • Collaborating with the community/industry for student career opportunities.
  • Supporting and advising students on senior projects, independent studies, honors coursework, student showcase, and other culminating activities. 
  • Teaching interdisciplinary team-taught courses which enroll students from multiple specializations and/or university departments.
  • Teaching courses  in various formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, or online, with small and large enrollment.
  • Teaching diversity-aware and dynamic content in courses, for example coding work for those who might be sight-impaired, neurologically-diverse or other considerations.

Application Instructions

To apply for the position, please submit the following to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/86172:

  1. A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position, including discussion of your most significant professional/creative research, teaching, and service activities in the arena of arts and entertainment technology. Please include a statement about activities related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice.
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional résumé.
  3. A link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent creative coding or relevant professional work.
  4. Contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists).

Applications received by May 9th will be assured a full review. Applications received after that date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Due to current travel restrictions, we expect to conduct all interviews remotely.

Questions about the application process and Interfolio may be directed to SDCT Executive Assistant Mr. Cameron Weed; questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search committee chair Prof. David Cohen.


If you are excited about the possibilities of working in the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, but don’t fit this particular job description, please see our open call for faculty at https://apply.interfolio.com/79104.