Assistant Professor, 3D Animation

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 3, 2014, midnight
  • Location:
    Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, New Jersey, 07764, US

Monmouth University

Assistant Professor, 3D Animation

Monmouth is a private, moderate-sized, coeducational, comprehensive University founded in 1933. It serves residential and commuter students in eight schools: the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Education; the Leon Hess Business School; the School of Science; the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies; the Graduate School; School of Social Work; and the Honors School. Monmouth's campus is a five-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as plentiful local attractions. The 156-acre campus features 54 buildings, including historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.

Best of all, Monmouth offers an exceptional value. At Monmouth, students benefit from quality academic programs, small classes, professors who meet the highest standards for teaching and academic excellence, a magnificent campus, and state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, Monmouth is just the right size to provide the variety and choice of a comprehensive university combined with the individual attention typical of a small liberal arts college. Monmouth's convenient location, in the heart of a high-tech business region, provides cooperative and post-graduate employment opportunities for many Monmouth students.

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty, and students. Monmouth University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Department: Art And Design
Position Summary:
The Department of Art and Design at Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in 3D Animation. This anticipated opening is for the 2014-2015 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

The candidate would be expected to: maintain a teaching load of two studio courses per semester. Successful candidate will lead animation program, including curriculum development, and promote its growth, while also seeking connections with other aspects of interactive media on campus. Must be dedicated teacher and will advise and mentor students. Will serve on committees of the department and university as ongoing service. Must be actively engaged in and exhibiting creative/scholarly work..

Additional information about the Art and Design can be found at:
Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Other Requirements:
MFA or equivalent terminal degree in animation or related field.

Expertise and experience with Maya software platform as a modeling and animation tool. Knowledge of video and sound editing using Final Cut and Soundtrack Pro.

Experience with and ability to teach the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Expertise to teach all aspects of 3D modeling and all levels of animation curriculum.
Preferred Qualifications:
Secondary teaching knowledge in game design, interactive media, video, or 2D animation. Knowledge of additional 3D modeling and rendering programs. University teaching experience beyond TA level.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please indicate in your cover letter if you will attend CAA conference.

Three letters of recommendation can be directed to: Karen Bright, Chair, Search Committee, Art and Design, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

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Posting Date: 12/18/2013
Closing Date: 02/03/2014