Faculty Position in Physical Computing and the Arts

POSTED BY: Morehshin Allahyari | Tue Nov 29th, 2011 12:33 p.m.
LOCATION: University of North Texas

Position: The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks an artist with exceptional technological expertise and experience in collaborative research to join the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). Research areas may include but are not limited to: robotics/physical computing, wearables, interactive programming and/or performance systems, HCI design and hardware/software development for the control of digital arts media. The successful applicant is expected to serve in an active collaborative role in iARTA to foster and contribute to visionary interdisciplinary research between the arts, engineering and the sciences. This is an Open- Rank position; rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree in the arts and/or closely related technological field, and an active and distinguished record of creative research appropriate to rank. The ideal applicant will have advanced practical skill in designing, building and programming responsive physical systems, robots and control interfaces incorporating microcontrollers, diverse sensors and actuators. Preference will be given to candidates who have previously set up a creative research laboratory where faculty and students from across a university have pursued the development of new media interfaces, tools, and systems.

The University: With about 36,000 students, UNT is located in Denton just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with excellent research and professional opportunities for students and faculty in engineering and the arts. The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in it employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

The Colleges and Departments: As iARTA spans several departments and colleges, the home departments of iARTA positions are negotiable. This position may include joint appointments with member departments and colleges. For more information see College websites at:,,,

Application Procedure: All applicants must apply online and submit application materials via UNT’s web site: Application materials must include three documents: 1) Curriculum Vita, 2) Letter of Application that also contains a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement outlining research interests with links to online work samples, and 3) Names and contact information for five references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 12-1-2011 / Open Until Search Closed