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Interdisciplinary Arts
The College of Visual & Performing Arts at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts.
Requisition # 87615

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor, tenure-track; salary commensurate with qualifications.
Starting date:  August 2013.
Application Deadline: Screening begins on January 14, 2013. The position is open until filled.

- Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.
- Demonstrated interest in engaging multiple artistic and/or cultural forms.
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in appropriate field; will consider ABD if complete by August 2014.
- A research and teaching specialization that incorporates cross-disciplinary investigation of arts, culture, and/or media and technology, in any geographic area, culture, or combination of media.  We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice.   The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines.


Desired qualifications:
- Established record of interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research / scholarship engaging the arts.
- University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistant.

Primary responsibilities:
- Contribute to a distinctive interdisciplinary, multi-arts curriculum shared by three arts specializations (Music, Theater, and Visual Arts) at graduate and undergraduate levels by means of teaching, curriculum development, and service responsibilities.
- Maintain active program of research / creative scholarship, teaching, and service.


Application Procedure:

 Please complete online application process for TTU Requisition 87615at .  

On-line applications are required for all applicants.  Files to be uploaded must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. As part of the online application process, please submit the following documents:

1. _____ Letter of Application that addresses the nature of the candidate’s interdisciplinary interests and experience
2. _____ Curriculum Vitae (including educational/teaching/research activity)
3. _____ Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. _____ Research Statement

After completion of the online application, send the following to the address below:
5. _____ Teaching materials (including syllabi, instructional objectives, evaluations of teaching, if available)
6. _____ One or more offprints of publications or sample of unpublished scholarship (should not exceed 25 pages)
7. _____ Transcripts of all college course work
8. _____ Three letters of reference

To:       Interdisciplinary Arts Search Committee
College of Visual & Performing Arts - Texas Tech University
Box 45060
Lubbock, TX 79409-5060

University Policy:
Texas Tech University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The College of Visual & Performing Arts:
The College of Visual & Performing Arts comprises the School of Art, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre & Dance, accredited by NASAD, NASM, and NAST, respectively.   With more than 100 faculty members and approximately 1,200 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.  The Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides a unique approach to multidisciplinary education in which students first obtain a foundational core of knowledge from multidisciplinary courses in Art, Music, Theatre, and Philosophy and then specialize in a specific area of visual or performing arts.  For more information, see ; for information on the college, see

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 32,000 students and hosts one of 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.

A city of about 220,000, Lubbock is situated atop the caprock of 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 supports a symphony orchestra; several small museums; the Louise Helen Underwood Center for the Arts (regional in scope); numerous galleries; a variety of music, dance, theater performances; and a growing variety of restaurants and shops.  In addition, Lubbock’s airport offers direct, one-hour flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Memphis, and Albuquerque.