Open Rank - Visiting Teaching Professor, Animation
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About the Opportunity:
The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design, invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor in Animation and Game Art. We seek candidates with a record of excellent creative practice, innovative pedagogy, significant exhibited and/or published work and relevant teaching experience in Animation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for delivering courses in our undergraduate Animation Concentration.
Responsibilities: This teaching position entails instructing, coaching and preparing students studying Animation and working with faculty across the College of Arts, Media and Design and Northeastern University to improve the relevance, rigor and quality of outcomes in our offerings. This faculty position will entail a 3+3 course load and limited service obligations. The position is for one year.
Appointment within the Department of Art + Design locates you within a major urban private global research university and a leader in experiential learning, global engagement and advanced research. Our College of Arts, Media and Design is engaged with interdisciplinary creative scholarship, critique of established principles and processes and is comprised of a unique combination of disciplines and practices in architecture, art, design, communication, games, journalism, media, music, and theatre. See: www.northeastern.edu/camd
Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA or terminal degree in a field relevant to Animation and Game Art. The candidate must have a professional practice that will inform and advance the field through creative production, experimentation, and professional collaboration. Evidence of a high level of creative production and accomplishment is expected. Candidates will ideally have experience teaching at entry and undergraduate levels of study.
The candidate must be able to teach using professional tools and demonstrate proficiency and/or professional experience in the following techniques: 2D (keyframe animation and motion graphics) & 3D (animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, and lighting). It is expected that the successful candidate will continue to make work, develop their practice and offer new skills to students in an evolving program of experimentation and innovation. Applicants with industry experience and professional accomplishment in one or more of the following areas of animation: data visualization, cinema, television, game production, character development, 3D modeling, 3D animation, visual effects, illustration, and immersive media [AR/VR/XR] are preferred.
Salary Grade: FAC
Additional Information: All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on Apply to this Position above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.
Letters of recommendation, research statements, and portfolios of creative work should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before August 9, 2021 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is August 23, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to: Jason Donati, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.