Assistant Professor (Digital Media Arts and Animation)

Southern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor (Digital Media Arts and Animation) Position Summary:

The Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media at Southern Illinois University Carbondale ( is seeking an outstanding teacher and creative practitioner to join our multidisciplinary faculty, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media Arts and Animation. The selected individual will have the opportunity to develop new courses and curricula at both the undergraduate level for the growing Digital Media Arts and Animation specialization in our major and at the graduate level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Principal responsibilities include teaching, maintaining an active creative-research agenda, supporting student projects, and participating in service to departmental, college and university-wide committees in addition to serving on graduate committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA or PhD  in digital media arts and animation, or closely related field, required at the time of the appointment, with a proven record of exhibition/creative research in the discipline.

Applicants must have the ability to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in at least two of the following practice areas: 2D Character Animation and/or Motion Graphics; 3D Animation; Gaming; Visual Effects; Experimental Animation; Storyboarding, Drawing, and Concept Art for animation and gaming.

Within the application documents as listed on this page:

    Include a statement on research, a statement on teaching, and address the applicant's commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of the cover letter. Provide evidence of creative-research activity in the form of a link to an online portfolio.  Examples of written scholarly research may be included in the form of a link to URLs and/or PDFs.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

    Expertise in contemporary animation principles and practice including interactive approaches for animation projects. Ability to teach Animation History and Theory courses. Interest and/or experience exploring animation in relation to one or more of the following: gaming, algorithmic animation, projection mapping, installation, physical computing, performance, virtual reality environments, augmented reality, and other emerging applications and technologies. Previous experience teaching as instructor of record at the college/university level.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Transcripts   Contact: Stephanie Ritter   Contact Phone #: 618-536-7555   Contact Email: