University of North Texas

College of Visual Arts and Design

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  • CVAD Alum Carl Finch heads the two-time Grammy winning band, Brave Combo.

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  • The CVAD Art Education Doctoral Program is a nationally ranked program, #13 in North America

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  • One of every fifteen students at the University of North Texas is a CVAD major! 

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  • UNT is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

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  • Art Education faculty members Chris Bain and Nadine Kalin served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Art Education, one of the most prestigious journals in the field.

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  • UNT‘s MFA program ranks in the upper 25% nationally according to US News and World Report

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  • CVAD‘s Communication Design students won nine of fifteen Best of Show prizes in this year‘s Dallas Society of Visual Communication 4th Annual National Student Show.

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  • As of Fall 2008, all new CVAD MFA students will receive $1000 scholarships.

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  • In Spring 2008, CVAD donors sponsored over $50,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students!

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  • The CVAD NAEA student chapter won the 2008 Student Organization Distinguished Service award from the University

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History prepares more art teachers each year than any other university in Texas.

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  • CVAD‘s Ph.D. program in Art Education is among the top-rated programs in the U.S.

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  • Recent graduates of the art history program have pursued advanced degrees at University of Texas, Tufts University, University of Rochester, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University.

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  • CVAD art historians were the first UNT faculty chosen to participate in UNT‘s Next Generation course redesign. This program is considered to be a national model.

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History faculty includes presidents of three national and international professional societies and the 2006 Art Educator of the Year.

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  • CVAD offers regular opportunities to study and travel in countries such as China, England, Ireland, Russia, and Scotland.

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • “I learned a lot about the creative process for producing a complete original work.”

    - Jezzalie Gill (Drawing 1)

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • Interior Design MFA student Greta Buehrle was named one of two IDEC Foundation Graduate Scholars for 2009.

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Employment

Faculty Positions for Academic Years 2013-2014, and 2014-2015

CVAD is happy to announce the successful hiring of Greta Buerhle, Senior Lecturer in Interior Design and Visiting faculty member Mark Allen in Communication Design starting Fall 2013.  We are also happy to welcome Dr. Paula Lupkin, Assistant Professor in Art HIstory, who was on leave last year as a research fellow at Southern Methodist University.

This fall,  CVAD has announced eight faculty searches for appointment in January, 2014 and August, 2014. The positions include: 

 Art Education:  Associate, Full Professor (Fall 2014)

Communicaiton Design:   Assistant Professor (Fall 2014)

New Media Art:  Assistant Professor  (Fall 2014)

Art History:   Senior Lecturer (Fall 2014)

Drawing and Painting:  Senior Lecturer (Fall 2014)

 Figure Drawing:  Senior Lecturer (Fall 2014) 

Core Drawing:   Lecturer (Spring 2013 or Fall 2014)

Core Design:  Lecturer (Spring 2013 or Fall 2014)

For faculty position listings and application procedures, see the Career Site for UNT Faculty

Part Time Faculty Searches

Adjunct faculty are needed in all areas all year long.  Please contact the appropriate Department for information.  Adjuncts and Lecturers applying for Core positions (specificaly Design I & II; and Drawing I & II) should use this application and follow these Application Procedures (PDFs open in a new window).

Staff Searches

CVAD Staff searches are posted on the main UNT website under Human Resources, Search. See "College of Visual Arts and Design" or "Visual Arts" on the job posting search. Preliminary applications should be made on the UNT website. By November, we will post two new searches for a Facilities Manager and a Director of Advising.  Please see the sites listed above for details.  

Graduate Support/Employment

CVAD offers 23 tuition waivers to doctoral and MFA students each year as well as fellowships and assistantships in all areas. First and second year graduate students are eligible for competitive $1000 scholarships, which, if  awarded, provide waivers of out-of-state tuition costs. Graduate Students seeking information about scholarships, tuitition waivers, and/or wishing to work as TAs, TFs, or AAs should look on the Student Services page, Fellowships & Assistantships for information. (PDF opens) 

 UNT is an EOE/AA/ADA.

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