UTDallas to be known as a STEAM school: 6 new ATEC faculty positions announced

Colleagues 

We have a new university President at University of Texas at Dallas: Richard Benson. 

https://www.utdallas.edu/president/

In his state of the university presentation :  XXX

“He told the audience that he wants the University to be known as a STEAM school — one that is not only focused on science, technology, engineering and math, but also on the arts.”

To my knowledge this is the first university president to stake out this STEAM terminology/territory at the top level of a university !!.

As I have mentioned before, we also have a new Dean, Anne Balsamo, in our new ATEC School of Art, Technology and Emerging Communication , and she has opened 6 new tenure track faculty positions ( as well as 6 fully funded PhD scholarships)- evidence of our President’s intentions .

Here are the first faculty announcements.

There are also several open technical staff positions. All the open  positions can be found at: 

https://jobs.utdallas.edu/

use the job search button and search using keyword ATEC or click here:  AAA

Open Rank Faculty in Critical Media Studies – Intersectionality and Emerging Media

F00069P12/09/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank tenure stream faculty members in critical media studies. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should emphasize intersectionality and emerging media, including how social forces produce social injustice and inequality based on gender, race, class, sexualit

Open Rank Faculty in Critical Media Studies – Transnational Media Formations

F00068P12/09/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank tenure stream faculty members in critical media studies. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should emphasize transnational media formations, including topics concerning issues of media globalization with a focus on emerging industries, labor and policies…

Open Rank Faculty in Game Production

F00067P12/09/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank tenure stream faculty members in game production. Applicants’ research and teaching interests may include but are not limited to digital game design and development, serious games, educational games, virtual reality, augmented reality, scripting and programming,…

Open Rank Faculty in Mediated Communication

F00066P12/09/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an open rank tenure-line position in mediated communication. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should embrace social science methods to engage questions of media psychology, mediated interpersonal communication, social networks, or mass media theory and research. …

Open Rank Faculty Position in Interaction Design

F00065P12/08/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at The University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank tenure stream faculty members in interaction design. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should emphasize design research methods, contemporary production methods, usability testing, and/or design theory. Created in 2015, the School of Arts, Technology…

Open Rank Faculty in Game Studies

F00070P12/09/2016Arts and TechnologyFaculty08/31/2017The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas Dallas invites applications for open rank tenure stream faculty members in game studies. Applicants’ research and teaching interests may include but are not limited to digital game studies, game development, serious games, educational and learning games, virtual and/or augmented reality, philosophy of t…

These are the first of a number of new faculty hires that will cover a number of art/sci/tech areas including art and science and stem to steam- a new plan for the school is being worked on by Balsamo – we now have BA,MA.MFA and PhD programs and over 1500 students enrolled !

As we debate what STEM to STEAM really means ( see the YASMIN discussion

Is STEM to STEAM a new idea, vapour ware or or just hot most air ?

)- it will be an exciting ride to see how the ideas take form and flesh at UTD ! I remember 50 years ago (almost) as an undergraduate student at MIT, spending time at Gyorgy Kepes’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies -CAVS  created the momentum at MIT that led to the MIT Media Lab. Who knows 50 years from now what UT Dallas will have imagined and created from the program that Tom Linehan started at UTD !

I encourage all interested PhD students  to apply

PHD Fellowships in art-science-technology: one month to deadline

http://malina.diatrope.com/2016/12/17/phd-fellowships-in-art-science-technology-one-month-to-deadline/ 

and faculty to consider applying for these positions.

 

–Roger Malina