Instructor or Professional-in-Residence- Digital Art and Animation

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 31, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Instructor or Professional-in-Residence- Digital Art and Animation
College of Art and Design
Louisiana State University

LSU is seeking an energetic, articulate, and accomplished industry professional to teach 3D modeling, animation, and visual development for games, animation, and visual effects in LSU's School of Art and Digital Media Arts and Engineering program. We are looking for someone to help shape a program for a rapidly changing industry that engages emerging technologies and innovation. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in a thriving cross-disciplinary digital arts program.

This position will teach applied hands-on classes to students with diverse background experiences, work with the program directors to develop and maintain new courses and curriculum, participate in school activities with relation to the program, and keep abreast of industry trends and content creation tools.

The LSU School of Art is comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs in Digital Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art as well as Art History. The School has 600+ students and is a unit of a College that also includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design.

LSU’s Digital Art program is closely connected with the Digital Media Arts & Engineering program and Cultural Computing research group within the Center for Computation and Technology. The group emphasizes arts, visualization, advanced technologies, and research. It is a platform for intersections among the arts, and computational sciences, uniting scholars across the university, including Music, Mass Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and English.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in related field. Candidates with significant experience who do not currently possess the terminal degree required may still be considered.
Professional experience with games, visual effects, or animation as a senior-level artist or instructor. Basic knowledge of modeling, rigging, texturing, rendering, and animating 3D models in a software package such as Maya, 3ds Max, or Houdini.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent degree in a related discipline. 7-10 years of industry experience. Prior experience with teaching.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin October 31, 2016, and will continue until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: Position # R00006579.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.