Assistant Professor (Digital Media Arts and Animation)
The Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (http://rtd.siu.edu) 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
Examples of written
scholarly research may be included in the form of a link to URLs
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
Previous experience teaching
as instructor of record at the college/university level.
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