Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Integrated Media for Live Performance
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Integrated Media for Live Performance. We seek visionary applicants who can create innovative curriculum and lead a nationally recognized MFA program in integrated media, engage a dynamic graduate and undergraduate population, and sustain a trajectory of research and creative work consistent with the expectations of a flagship, tier-one, research university. The ideal candidate will have an interest in culturally responsive, interdisciplinary mentorship that fosters excellence in students from varied backgrounds and participating in transdisciplinary conversations rooted in community and society. The successful candidate will join a cohort of faculty in the UT Live Design and Production Area crossing boundaries of design, fabrication, and technology to also focus on new work in all areas of performance. This faculty member will advise integrated media students’ work on departmental productions and advocate for their needs.
-Terminal degree in interactive media design or a related field.
-Creative research consistent with the expectations of a tenure-track position at a research focused institution.
-Demonstrated ability to promote student success in a culturally pluralistic educational setting.
-Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and projection and media control software, including QLab, Isadora, Watchout, Disguise, and other relevant programs.
-Fluency in one or more 3D content building software, such as Unreal Engine, Maya, C4D, or Blender.
-Experience in integrated media design and technology for live performance, such as: extended reality and performance, creating or directing live action, role-playing, immersive, mediated, or augmented/digital forms of performance.
-A minimum of two years of mentoring or teaching experience in theatrical design and technology in higher education.
-Experience in promoting student success at graduate and undergraduate levels, including but not limited to effective student recruitment, facilitating students’ connections to the profession, and revising curricula to prepare students for the current state of the field.
-Experience with the typical service and administrative obligations of managing a small graduate program, such as fostering a welcoming learning community, efficiently utilizing resources, and collaborating with partners throughout the university.
-Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in interdisciplinary inquiry and collaborative practice in teaching and research.