The University of Texas at Arlington
The Department of Theatre Arts and
Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and
Position ID: F00273P
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT
Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working
together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research,
and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000
students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest
institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities
nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High
Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top
doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA
received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s
top institutions for academic and research excellence. The
University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual
“Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific
Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni
making an impact across Texas and beyond.
UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in the College of
Liberal Arts is looking to fill an Assistant/Associate faculty
position beginning September 1, 2022. This is a tenure/tenure-track
position. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the
following areas: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection
Design, and Scenography, or any combination within the
Design and Technology area.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment
to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship,
teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to
teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students from diverse backgrounds.
The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month
position include, but are not limited to:
- Teaching courses in the Design and Technology concentration.
Assignments may include: 1) teaching in areas of expertise, 2)
Mentoring student designers and technicians.
- Designing for the production season.
- Research and/or creative activity in the faculty member’s area
- Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and students
within the Design/Tech area, including, but not limited
to, short-term and long-term planning,
organization, production processes, curriculum review and
- Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University
levels. This includes serving on committees and participating in
- Other duties as assigned.
- A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) in one (or more) of
the following, or a closely related area: Scenic Design, Lighting
Design, Projection Design, and Scenography, or any combination
within the Design/Tech area.
- Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, international
and/or national research and/or creative activity in the
- Strong leadership, management, artistic, communication,
and collaborative skills.
- Two or more years teaching experience at the university level
or equivalent excellence in teaching related experiences.
- Advanced ability to use and teach current techniques and
technology in the area of design.
- Demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a
broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as
shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities.
- Experience in multiple design/tech areas.
- Active membership in
- Ability to teach digital media, projection design, and emerging
To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and
submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum
vita, 3) a link to work samples/portfolio, 4) statement
of teaching philosophy, 5) diversity statement,
6) unofficial copy of terminal degree
transcript (official copies requested
later), and 7) the names and contact
information of three professional references.
Reviews will begin November 12th, 2021 and will continue until
the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Julienne A. Greer
For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a
diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all
faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin,
age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender
identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal
background check will be conducted on finalists.
The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages
applications from veterans.