Animation - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 1, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
  • Location:
    Art + Design Department Missouri State University 901 S National Springfield, MO 65897

General Description of Primary Duties: The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Teach 3 undergraduate and / or graduate level courses per semester (18 contact hours), according to specialty and departmental needs. Departmental responsibilities include involvement with program planning, assessment, curriculum development, student advisement, and participation in department governance. Continued creative research in related areas, as well as related evolving technologies is required. Additional teaching responsibilities include expanding knowledge of diversity, historical, theoretical, critical and contemporary global / multicultural practices in the field of Animation and Visual Storytelling.

Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA (60 hours) or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline completed by August 01, 2017. Candidates should have experience, interest and demonstrated ability in more than one of the following areas:  2D and 3D Computer Animation, Character Modeling and Rigging, Frame by Frame Animation, Asset Development for Interactive Experiences, 3D scanning techniques, Motion Capture, Visual Effects, Compositing, 3D Printing / Rapid Prototyping, Stop-Motion Production including Character and Set Building, Storyboarding and Concept Art.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and / or service. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Apply on-line at attaching a letter of application, teaching and artist statements, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts, names and contact information of three professional references. You must also include a document containing a URL to a selection of no more than 10 minutes of time-based portfolio material and no more than 20 images. Please include a separate document of student work if available following similar guidelines. Both personal portfolio and student work should be accompanied by brief descriptions. All documents should be provided in PDF format. Physical materials will not be accepted.

First date of consideration is December 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Minority / Female / Veterans / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity Employer and Institution.