Are you a passionate mentor and advisor who loves to guide students? Are you interested in working with some of the brightest students who come from computer science, art, and other varied backgrounds? Then we are looking for someone like you.
The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University seeks exemplary applicants for a teaching track Technical Art faculty position specializing in shader programming, tool scripting, and special effects.
You are encouraged to contribute to teaching our core Project course, supervising student teams in their project course work, and critiquing student work from the point of view of technical art. Additionally, you are will teach one to two elective Technical Art courses a year. We are looking for someone to contribute to our teaching mission, be a passionate mentor and advisor, and serve with colleagues to help promote the general success of the department. Your role bridges the gap between artists and programmers to help students work well on interdisciplinary teams.
Your responsibilities will include:
Teach, with co-faculty, the semester ETC Project Course. Supervise students within their project teams of typically 4-6 students and provide constructive criticism on project materials;
Hold office hours each week to help students;
Be a mentor to incoming students and assist their professional growth, particularly related to technical art and preparing for careers in technical art;
Teach one to two elective classes per year preferably in the areas of Programming Shaders for Games, Computer Graphics, Tool Scripting for Games and Animation, or Special Effects with Houdini;
Attend presentations, faculty meetings, and program events.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.