Assistant Professor of Animation
Purchase College, State University of New York
The School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position specializing in the production and study of animation and gaming, to begin Fall 2024.
Teaching responsibilities include six courses a year, ranging from beginning to advanced undergraduate production and theory/history classes, with academic advising and service obligations. This position is an appointment between the Cinema and Television Studies Department, the New Media department, and Film, including one course working with a small group of students advising their senior projects, a semester-long project on a topic of the students’ choosing.
Located 25 miles north of New York City, Purchase College houses a combination of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors and Arts Conservatory programs. The School of Film and Media Studies includes concentrations in Cinema and Television Studies (BA), Film (BFA), Media Studies (BA), New Media (BA), and Playwriting and Screenwriting (BA). A state-of-the-art Center for Media, Film and Theatre building opened in the Fall of 2019. The ideal candidate will be prepared to work interdisciplinarily within FMS and the School of Art + Design to develop the curriculum for a new animation BA major with the expectation of contributing to department leadership in the coming years. This animation and gaming initiative is designed to develop students’ drawing, design, and storytelling skills, building on existing courses at Purchase, and developing new ones to facilitate investments in 2D and 3D technologies, and support the planned three tracks in Character/Narrative Animation, Experimental Animation, and Motion Graphics and Digital Animation. The successful candidate’s expertise could be based in any of these specialty areas, with experience in production and/or history/theory.
- A terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in cinema studies, film, visual culture, media studies, animation, or related field. Record of teaching excellence at the college level. Demonstrated experience in academic research and/or creative and industry production.
- Experience developing curricula. Record of securing grants and/or external funding. Demonstrated evidence of administrative/service activities.
- Two-page cover letter. CV. Two to three samples of scholarly publications and/or creative projects. Teaching portfolio (one page teaching statement followed by student evaluations for two to three courses). One page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Two sample syllabi. Three references to be contacted for recommendation letters at the second stage of the hiring process.
To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application by December 30.
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