Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Creative
College of Fine Arts
School of Design and Creative Technologies
Apr 6, 2021
Open until filled
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
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.
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
- Demonstrate diversity and inclusion skills in your
research/creative/professional, teaching, and service
- 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
- Developing and teaching introductory, intermediate, and
advanced undergraduate courses, including creative coding, topics
courses in your areas of expertise, and team-taught
- Collaborating within the college/university for
- Collaborating with the community/industry for student career
- Supporting and advising students on senior projects,
independent studies, honors coursework, student showcase, and other
- Teaching interdisciplinary team-taught courses which enroll
students from multiple specializations and/or university
- 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.
To apply for the position, please submit the following to
Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/86172
- 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.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional resume.
- A link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent creative coding or
relevant professional work.
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search
committee chair Prof. David Cohen at email@example.com
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
About The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at
is a flagship, comprehensive research university of over
50,000 students that is routinely ranked in the top 50 universities
globally by U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education, and
the Center for World University Rankings. UT is located in Austin,
the capital of Texas, a city justly renowned for its vibrant
cultural life and its thriving creative and tech industries. Austin
is routinely included in top-ten lists of best US cities for new
college grads, for young professionals, for future job growth, and
for outdoor activities, urban forests, and family
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/72694