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Interdisciplinary Faculty Position Linking Arts and Science

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 31, 2012, midnight
  • Location:
    University of North Texas, , Texas, US

Position: The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks an accomplished interdisciplinary artist or an artist-scientist with an exceptional ability to bridge art and science disciplines. The candidate should bring exceptional technical skill, theoretical knowledge and demonstrated experience in collaborative research to the newly formed Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). Research areas may include but are not limited to: arts and environment, bio-media, informatics, data visualization-sonification, arts & physics, and related possibilities incorporating aspects of medicine, genetics, ecology, architecture, biology, mathematics and/or computer science. The successful applicant will serve as a collaborative participant in iARTA to foster visionary interdisciplinary research between the arts, engineering and sciences. This is an Open-Rank position; rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree in one or more of the arts and/or closely related technological field, and an active distinguished record of creative research appropriate to rank. Preference will be given to individuals with profiles that demonstrate a close dialogue between arts and science disciplines. The ideal applicant will have command of multiple fields and an ability
to pursue transformative creative research that moves beyond science as metaphor to a practice that can directly engage in a scientific discourse.

The University: With about 36,000 students, UNT is located in Denton just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with excellent research and professional opportunities for students and faculty in engineering and the arts. The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

The Colleges and Departments: As iARTA spans several departments and colleges, the home departments of iARTA positions are negotiable. This position may include joint appointments with member departments and colleges. For more information see College websites at: http://www.art.unt.edu/, http://www.cas.unt.edu/, http://music.unt.edu/, http://www.eng.unt.edu.

Application Procedure: All applicants must apply online and submit application materials via UNT’s web site: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Application materials must include three documents: 1) Curriculum Vita, 2) Letter of Application that also contains a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement outlining research interests with links to online work samples, and 3) Names and contact information for five references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 12-1-2011 / Open Until Search Closed