Department: Johnny Carson School-Theatre & Film-1033
Description of Work:
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Emerging Media Arts that has experience in one or more areas, including but not limited to: 3D rigging and animation, motion capture, game design/development, or other area of virtual production. The candidate must have a professional industry experience in film, television, games or associated industries. We are looking for outstanding and potentially unconventional candidates.
We invite applications from candidates with diverse research and teaching perspectives based on non-traditional educational backgrounds or from their personal experiences as members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts opened its doors in the Fall of 2019. We seek to be a pre-eminent interdisciplinary program in the emerging media arts, to attract and support visionary creative leaders, and to transform our world through technology and powerful storytelling in order to ensure a brighter and sustainable future for civilization. We have world-class international industry connections. We inspire people to dream bigger.
The ideal candidate will:
Create courses and teach in the Carson Center's undergraduate and, eventually, graduate programs
Mentor undergraduate students
Have experience in multi-disciplinary collaborations
Commit to contributing to and promoting a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging including in teaching, research, creative practice, and service
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts believes that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
MFA or other terminal degree in film, animation, games, computer science, digital arts, or related field; or equivalent industry experience (a minimum of 5 years professional experience).
A record and portfolio of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: 3D rigging and animation, game design/development, motion capture, or other area of virtual production.
Demonstrated expertise with multiple tools for authoring media in virtual environments, potentially including but not limited to: Unity, Unreal, Adobe, 3D modeling/animation applications, rigging, motion capture, coding/scripting languages.
Demonstrated potential to achieve national or international recognition in creative research.
An approach to virtual creation through modes of interactive narrative, storytelling, worldbuilding, critical gaming or design research processes.
Experience in simulation, AI, or procedural animation using C#, Python, or other scripts in concert with visual, 3D, or interactive platforms.
Clear and demonstrable awareness of and connections to the entertainment, technology, design and/or the arts industries.
Experience in teaching, even if not in the formal setting of higher education.
Ability to learn and teach new software, course content, and professional practices.
Strong interest in working collaboratively across disciplines.
Strong commitment to a progressive emerging media arts education and active engagement with the latest industry developments.
Demonstrated commitment to contributing to and promoting a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging including in teaching, research, creative practice, and service.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72019
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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