Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

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School of Art           
The School is NASAD accredited and offers the B.A. in Art History, the B.F.A. in Studio Art, Design Communication, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the M.A.E, the M.F.A in Studio Art and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a major in Art termed “Critical Studies and Artistic Practice.” A faculty of 29 full-time professors serves approximately 350 undergraduate students and 50 students involved in graduate study. Technical and secretarial support includes a total of 15 staff positions. The School’s Visual Resource Center maintains basic reference books, instructional media, a collection of 140,000 slides, and digital classrooms; a digitized image collection is under development. Texas Tech subscribes to ARTstor. The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Gallery (SRO). For more information, see: http://www.art.ttu.edu.

The University           
Established in 1923, Texas Tech is one of the youngest major research institutions in the country and one of four major comprehensive universities in the state. The 1,839-acre Spanish Renaissance style campus serves approximately 29,000 students and hosts one of 10 best campus public art collections in the nation (Public Art Review, 2006). The Graduate School enrolls over 4,000 students in nearly 100 different master’s programs and some 50 doctoral programs. The Graduate School strives to maintain flexibility through a combination of options from the traditional degree programs to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary choices. As of 2002, the units of Art, Music and Theater and Dance comprise the College of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information, see: http://www.vpa.ttu.edu.

A city of more than 200,000, Lubbock is situated atop the Caprock on the High Plains of northwest Texas. Lubbock offers a quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and housing costs below the national average. Lubbock’s international airport offers direct, one-hour flights to the communities of Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, and Albuquerque, thereby providing access to major museum collections, exhibitions, and art markets. Lubbock also supports a symphony orchestra, museums, galleries, music, dance, theater performances, and a growing variety of restaurants and shops.

School of Art will be conducting four national tenure track faculty searches and for positions that will begin August 2014. These positions include Painting (1), Communication Design (2) and Visual Studies / Art Education (1). Faculty will have a 2/3-course load and also have an opportunity to during summer sessions and study abroad programs. The university and school provide generous research funds to new faculty for the purchase of equipment and travel. The School has a full time Grant Writer to assist faculty, students and the administration with identifying funding sources to support their research. In addition to studio equipment access, the School has a Visual Resource Center and Computer/Printing Lab. In addition, University provides workshop on teaching, research, collegiality and other services at the TTU' Office of Faculty and Staff Resource Center. Please visit their website at www.ttu.edu/facstaff.

In addition to our faculty¹s commitment to teaching and student mentorship, they are actively pursuing creative and scholarly research and have been recognized by the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Library of Congress, Chico Art Center, Red Lodge Clay Center, Archives of the American Art Journal, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, AAF Regional ADDY, www.thenic.org, and Ceramics Monthly. Faculty also serves on the boards of national and regional professional organizations such as TASA (Texas Association of Schools of Art), NCAA (National Council of Arts Administrators), SPE (Society for Photographic Education) and CAA (College Art Association).

Landmark Arts, our exhibitions and speakers program, presents exhibitions in five galleries in the main Art Building and stages monthly exhibitions of current creative research by students and faculty in the Satellite Gallery located in the thriving Charles Adams Studio Project - Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts campus in downtown Lubbock. Landmark Arts annually presents 31-38 art exhibitions and hosts 20-30 visiting artists, art historians, and scholars.

For more information about the School of Art, visit our website at www.art.ttu.edu. Please click on the links listed for a full description of each position.

Assistant/Associate Professor- Communication Design Tenure Track position description

Assistant/Associate Professor- Communication Design Tenure Track position description

Assistant/Associate Professor- Painting Tenure Track position description

Assistant / Associate Professor- Visual Studies Tenure Track position description