VCUarts Qatar is excited to announce an opportunity for an impactful, engaged, and collaboration-oriented academic leader and creative scholar to serve as the inaugural Director of the BFA in Kinetic Imaging program. This opportunity is a temporary 18-month term faculty appointment, during which the inaugural Director will provide strategic leadership in the establishment of a dynamic, exploratory, interdisciplinary studio-based environment for new media arts practices. The inaugural Director will work in collaboration with leaders, faculty, and colleagues on programmatic, curricular, student-centered, and administrative issues designed to advance the new program in support of the mission and goals of VCUarts Qatar.
The BFA program is designed to empower students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the dynamic and continually evolving domains of Kinetic Imaging, encompassing video, animation, sound, computational creative practices, 2D and 3D computer art and design, as well as interaction and game design, among other creative disciplines. The curriculum for this program is adapted from the BFA in Kinetic Imaging degree program offered to students in the School of the Arts at the main campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. VCUarts Qatar, a branch campus located in Doha, extends this program to its students, with an additional concentration in interaction and game design.
It is expected that a competitive international search will be conducted during the 2024-2025 academic year with the goal of identifying a permanent Director for the Kinetic Imaging program to start in July 2025. The inaugural Director will be eligible to apply for the permanent opportunity when it is announced.
There are generous benefits associated with the temporary 18-month inaugural Director appointment:
Competitive international salary
Tax protection for U.S. Taxpayers
30% Off-shore supplement
Medical Insurance (100% employer funded premium and employer cost shared options available)
Fully furnished villa or apartment including wireless internet
Annual travel allowance to home of record (to include a spouse and dependents relocated to Qatar)
Monthly transportation allowance
Educational reimbursement for up to 4 dependent children enrolled in an accredited K-12 program
International Professional Development and Research Opportunities