Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

OPEN POSITIONS

2261BR - Assistant Professor- Communication Design Tenure Track [ position description ]

2262BR - Assistant Professor- Communication Design Tenure Track [ position description ]

2376BR - Assistant Professor- Studio Art: Sculpture Tenure Track [ position description ]

Apply at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php


ANNOUNCEMENT
The School of Art is conducting national searches to fill three open, full-time (9 month), tenure track faculty positions. These positions include twin positions in Communication Design and one opening in Sculpture.

Art faculty have a 2/3-course load, along with an opportunity to participate in summer sessions and study abroad programs. The University and School provide new faculty with research start-up funds for equipment and travel. Faculty are supported by studio equipment access, an Exhibits and Speakers Program, Visual Resource Center, Computer/Print Lab and a state-of-the-art Woodshop. The University provides many resources and services for faculty and staff, including workshops on teaching, research and collegiality. More info on resources for faculty is available at www.ttu.edu/facstaff.

Our faculty's commitment to teaching and student mentorship is only matched by their active pursuit of creative and scholarly research. Texas Tech's art faculty have been recognized by many prestigious institutions, such as 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. Our faculty also serve on the boards of national and regional professional organizations, including the Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA), National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and College Art Association (CAA).

Each respective hiring committee will begin its review of applications in January 2015 and will continue until qualified candidates are identified; successful candidates will start August 2015.

Please click on the "position description" links listed above for a full text description of each position. To apply or to view the online posting go to http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php. Click on "Search Openings" and enter the number associated with the position in the Requisition ID field (the search is case sensitive) and then click SEARCH to see pull that record. All applications are online.

Texas Tech University is an equal employment/affirmative action/disability/vet employer.


THE SCHOOL
The School is NASAD accredited and offers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Design Communication, 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 termed "Critical Studies and Artistic Practice." A faculty of 35 full-time professors serves approximately 325 undergraduate students and 60 students involved in graduate study. A staff of 15 provides technical, professional, and administrative support for the School.

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.

Landmark Arts, the exhibitions and speakers program of the School of Art, 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.


THE UNIVERSITY
Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is one of the youngest major research institutions in the country and one of four major comprehensive universities in the state. The 1839-acre Spanish Renaissance style campus serves approximately 33,000 students and hosts one of the 10 best campus public art collections in the nation (Public Art Review, 2006). The Graduate School enrolls over 5,500 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. 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.


THE LOCATION
Lubbock, a city of more than 220,000, is situated atop the Caprock on the High Plains of northwest Texas. Lubbock offers a quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and a cost of living below the national average. Lubbock's international airport offers direct, one-hour flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Denver, thereby providing access to major museum collections, exhibitions, and art markets. Lubbock also supports a symphony orchestra; museums; a community visual and performing arts center; galleries; music, dance, and theater performances; a First Friday Art Trail; and a growing variety of restaurants and shops.