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
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.
Nine-month academic-track position with a starting date of
August 2022. Salary, benefits, and compensation packages are
commensurate with experience and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas A&M
University is committed to enriching the learning and working
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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
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.