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Instructional Assistant Professor Position in Animation

Employer
Texas A&M University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas,
invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach studio, lecture, and seminar courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of animation and/or VFX.

This position is loosely defined as “animation” and includes a range of possible specializations. An ideal candidate would have experience in several of these areas, with expertise in one or two disciplines. Desired topics include procedural modeling, character animation, character rigging, layout, visual effects, surfacing / texturing, lighting & rendering, and digital sculpting. Instruction in these courses includes teaching the fundamental principles and elements of relevant digital content-creation tools including (but not limited to) Maya, Houdini, and the Substance suite. Familiarity with industry-standard software and tools is expected.

An ideal candidate for this position is someone who is comfortable with the production pipelines for both animation / VFX and real-time projects and can implement digital content into both workflows. Experience with Unreal Engine is desirable. 

 Appointment: 

Nine-month academic-track position with a starting date of August 2022. Salary, benefits, and compensation packages are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 Qualifications: 

Candidates must have either a terminal degree (Ph.D or MFA) in a related field or have equivalent professional experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://viz.arch.tamu.edu).

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, creative works portfolio, teaching statement/portfolio, and a list of three references (including postal address, phone number and email address). Applications must be submitted through the Interfolio portal: apply.interfolio.com/104841

 

 

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair Professor Anatol Bologan at abologan@tamu.edu. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 About the Department:
The Department of Visualization encompasses the technology, art, and science of
visual communication. The department encourages and maintains a vigorous
interdisciplinary blend of the visual arts and the related visual and imaging sciences and technology. Academic programs include the B.S., M.S., and MFA in Visualization, with approximately 400 students. Our mission is the development and implementation of emerging methods for enhancing understanding and gaining insight through visual means in teaching, research, and creative work that impacts future directions of the field. The reputation of our graduates as skilled, creative visual problem solvers has led to strong ties to the animation, visual effects, and game industries. Faculty members are recognized for their scholarly contributions ranging from art installations to fundamental research in a wide range of computer visualization related areas. Information about the Department of Visualization is available at https://www.arch.tamu.edu/viz/.  The department and the university are committed to a culturally diverse educational environment.

The Department of Visualization offers a unique collegial environment with a faculty composed of historians, traditional and new media artists, designers, and computer scientists.

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