Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Nov 19 2020 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor of computer animation, effective August 2021. We are seeking a colleague who has a keen understanding of contemporary computer animation to take an important role in the development of our computer animation program and bring energy and expertise to a community of highly motivated students.
Essential duties and responsibilities will include:
Teach a rotation of animation courses for majors and non-majors.
Create an environment of learning through effective teaching skills, maintain a student-centered focus, and update curriculum to keep it current with industry standards.
Advise and mentor a combination of beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and design students.
Personal research and/or creative work.
Service to the department, college, university, and community.
MFA or other terminal degree completed by August 2021 in computer animation or related field; or a bachelor's degree with relevant industry experience
Demonstrated technical proficiency in the latest industry standard software applications
A substantial portfolio of creative work
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