Asst Professor / Professor of Practice / Lecturer (2 Jobs in Digital Media)

Employer
East TN State University's Department of Digital Media
Location
Tennessee, United States
Salary
$50,000.00 - $65,000.00
Posted
Oct 29, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Who We Are

http://etsudigitalmedia.com/ 

East Tennessee State University’s Department of Digital Media is accepting applications for two (2) full-time faculty positions beginning in the Fall of 2021. We are looking for applicants with strong production skills who are passionate about teaching the next generation of digital artists. Applicants should have a history of professional creative experience in 2D or 3D animation, game development, visual effects, visualization, concept art, and/or other creative industries.

We are a well-supported department that offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media with concentrations in Animation, Game Design, Visual Effects, and Visualization. We have been teaching digital media since 1996, and our students have gone on to work everywhere from Pixar to Blizzard to NASA to the local tv station. The department has approximately 300 majors, four high-end computer labs, a substantial supply of production equipment, and support for travel and research. 

ETSU is located in Johnson City, TN, situated in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, with four seasons, beautiful views, excellent climate for outdoor activities, affordable cost of living, and very little traffic on your morning commute.

 

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for candidates to fill the two (2) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Professor of Practice, or Lecturer. The faculty in the Department of Digital Media pride themselves in pushing for industry quality work in the classroom. We are looking for someone who will uphold these high standards of quality and help us continue to grow and guide our students toward their professional goals.

Ideal candidates qualifications include:

Substantial industry experience in their field of expertise; A passion for teaching at the post-secondary or graduate level; A portfolio that demonstrates aesthetic, conceptual, and technical skills; Good organization, oral and written communication skills; An eagerness to help students grow; A collaborative disposition with coworkers. 

 

Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/16339

 

Each applicant will be eligible for one of the following three positions depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the department needs.  

 

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Responsibilities:

Teaching a variety of production classes in digital media in one or more of our concentration areas: animation, game design, visual effects, and visualization. Generally, a 3/3 teaching load. Service through committee work, curriculum development, recruitment, creative work, student portfolio mentoring, etc. Developing an ongoing body of peer-reviewed research and/or creative work. Qualifications:

Terminal degree in digital media, digital arts, computer science, art, or a relevant digital media discipline completed by August 1, 2021. Good written and oral English skills. Able to begin work August 2021.

 

Professor of Practice

Responsibilities:

Teach 4/4 schedule Service through committee work, curriculum development, recruitment, creative work, student portfolio mentoring, etc. Qualifications:

Well-qualified professionals with extensive experience in digital media will be considered with a position-relevant undergraduate or master’s degree (in digital media, digital arts, computer science, art, or a relevant digital media discipline). Be distinguished practitioners who have had a major impact on fields important to the Department’s teaching and/or external engagement, and who are committed to enhancing ETSU’s programs and reputation. Have significant professional experience, at least 8-10 years, with work on projects of national reputation. Good written and oral English skills. Able to begin work August 2021.

 

Lecturer

Responsibilities:

Teach 4/4 schedule Service through committee work, curriculum development, recruitment, creative work, student portfolio mentoring, etc. Qualifications:

Masters level degree in digital media, digital arts, computer science, art, or a relevant digital media field. Good written and oral English skills, Able to begin work August 2021.

 

How To Apply

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio of your work (URL), and students’ work (if applicable), along with 3 letters of reference to ETSU’s job portal. 

https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/16339

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidate(s) should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.