The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, Academic Professional Track instructional assistant/associate professor or assistant/associate professor of the practice depending on qualifications in voice interarts performance with a nine-month academic appointment beginning Fall 2023. PVFA and the Section of Dance, Music, and Theatre Performance seeks an individual with experience in Western Art Music, rock/pop, jazz, and/or non-Western music practices. An “arts powerhouse,” the newly created PVFA brings music, theater, dance, performance studies, painting, graphic design, sculpture, visual computing, and game design faculty together. Aiming at fully capitalizing on this vibrant atmosphere, the school seeks an individual with expertise in at least one of the following areas:
- music and theater
- music and dance
- music and visual arts
- music and film, media, games, and interactive environments
Besides teaching individual voice lessons at the undergraduate level, the position also entails the development of courses and performance-based projects in at least one of the areas listed above. PVFA is currently developing a unique music degree (expected start date of Fall 2024). For that reason, and unlike similar positions in most Schools of Music, the successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute at an early stage to the music program’s design – and to the music scene at Texas A&M University more broadly.
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new school within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 60 faculty and over 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Science Program. The mission of PVFA places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science, as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, art, and theater. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).