[Air-L] Open rank position in Networked Communication and Social Media - U of Texas at Dallas

Cuihua Shen shencuihua at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 13:48:58 PST 2011

Please forward to interested parties. Thank you!


The School of Arts and Humanities invites applications for an open
rank position in Networked Communication and Social Media, with an
emphasis on the impact of emerging media on the practice and impact of
journalism. The successful candidate will join a distinguished faculty
and growing program in Arts and Technology. Appointment begins
September 1, 2012.

Requirements include the PhD or other terminal degree in a relevant
academic field, university teaching experience and/or industry
experience, and an active record of exhibitions or participation in
produced/exhibited animations. The successful candidate will be
expected not only to teach courses at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels but also to participate in collaborative projects that
advance the program's ambitious research agenda. Salary and benefits
are commensurate with experience. Exceptionally qualified candidates
may be eligible to hold one of several newly endowed Professorships in
Arts and Technology. We especially invite applications from candidates
interested in contributing to the administration of this growing
degree program.

A partnership between the School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik
Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Arts and
Technology (ATEC) exemplifies the commitment of UT Dallas to
leadership in innovative, transdisciplinary research and education.
ATEC offers a comprehensive academic program that explores and fosters
the convergence of digital technology with the humanities and creative
arts. The program allows students to design personalized degrees that
draw on areas including animation, interactive narrative and games,
virtual environments and sound design. ATEC offers a BA, MA, MFA, and
PhD. A complementary program in Emerging Media and Communication
offers the BA and MA.

Through the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering, ATEC
sponsors research focusing on the design and development of digital
content for applications to industry and education. Faculty members
attracted more than $2,000,000 in funded research in 2010-2011.

In 2007 Arts and Technology (ATEC) received the first Innovation in
Education Award from the University of Texas System. Responding to the
success and extraordinary potential of this innovative program, the
University is constructing a 155,000 sq. ft. building, scheduled to
open in 2013, dedicated to ATEC.

For detailed information about the position, contact Dr. Dennis M.
Kratz, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities (dkratz at utdallas.edu) or
Dr. Thomas Linehan, Director, ATEC(thomas.linehan at utdallas.edu). For
further information concerning the School of Arts and Humanities and
its programs, visit http://www.utdallas.edu/ah.

Selection process begins December 1, 2011, and continues until
position is filled. The search committee will not consider incomplete
applications. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative
action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity /
Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era
or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.

Applicants should submit application letter, curriculum vitae,
statement of teaching philosophy, and three recent letters of
recommendation for appointment as Assistant Professor or five letters
for tenured appointment as Associate or Full Professor via the ONLINE


Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Emerging Media and Communication
University of Texas at Dallas

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