3D Graphics and Animation
College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Media Sandbox; Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media; Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing
The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed term faculty position in the area of 3D Graphics and Animation. We seek a strong conceptual and creative media artist with an extensive portfolio, teaching experience, and interdisciplinary experience. The new faculty member will join an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary faculty and a strong program in the design and development of media, including games, film, television, web, visualization, and mobile applications.
The successful candidate will be expected to gain visibility through juried competitions and venues (peer reviewed exhibitions; online or broadcast distribution, conference presentations; awards). In addition, candidates will teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as advise graduate students on projects and theses. Visit http://tism.msu.edu , msumediasandbox.com, and aprr.msu.edu for complete information on our majors, degrees, and specializations.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have extensive hands-on experience in 3D Graphics and Animation, preferably with a graduate degree (M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.) in a related field. An electronic portfolio of creative work and expertise in using technology to produce innovative media products at a high level are required.
The minimum qualifications for an Instructor is a M.A. and the minimum qualifications for an Ast/Asc/Full Professor is a PhD. Rank will be commensurate with degree and experience.
The College of Communication Arts & Sciences is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty internationally renowned for its high level creative work and cutting-edge research. The college has recently created a multidisciplinary creative curriculum and artistic community called Media Sandbox, with students and faculty from 3 departments working and creating together. Projects involving cross-disciplinary teams are actively pursued and encouraged. The College is home to more than 3500 students and five academic departments, including the Department of Advertising and Public Relations; Communication; Communicative Sciences & Disorders, Journalism, and; Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media, and the Media Sandbox.
Please direct any questions to Bob Albers (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair, and Director of Media Sandbox at Michigan State University. To apply, please refer to Posting 6754 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, (2) a current vita, and (3) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as recommenders, who may be contacted by the search committee, and (4) an electronic portfolio (such as a web link to an online portfolio or PDF document). The search committee will begin considering applications October 15, 2012. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties begin on August 16, 2013. An earlier appointment is possible.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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