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Position Number: 00100593
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Art + Design is positioned within the College of Design at North Carolina State University, with allied academic departments of Graphic and Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture. The Department of Art + Design offers a Ph.D. degree in Design, a Masters of Art and Design degree with concentrations in Animation/New Media, Experimental Fashion, Soft Textile Products, and Entrepreneurship, along with two undergraduate degrees.
Essential Job Duties: The College of Design, Department of Art + Design seeks a full-time tenure track faculty position in Animation and New Media at the Assistant Professor rank. The person we seek will be a digital or concept artist who can work in a full range of digital techniques. Appointee should have the capacity to teach a range of courses: animation, interactive media, intermediate to advanced drawing systems and rapid visualization, and figure drawing. Ideal candidates are those who will create challenging works that address issues in art and design. The Assistant Professor will teach both undergraduate and graduate students, participate on graduate committees, and actively participate in personal scholarly research and design. The candidate will also participate in the further development of Animation and New Media within the Department.
Minimum Education/Experience: M.F.A. in media arts or equivalent degree with professional experience in the field of motion graphics, animation, film and/or game design.
Department Required Skills : Ability to teach traditional and digital media with emphasis on illustration, painting, modeling, lighting, and animation Applicant should possess a strong technical grounding in design fundamentals, design process and creative problem solving. Extensive knowledge of animation, critical theory, critique skills, and good interpersonal communication skills Familiar with motion graphics with proficiency in After Effects and one or more of the following: Flash, Maya, Cinema 4D, Action Script, or other language for interactive media Applicants must have knowledge of new media theory, design process, and creative problem solving as it pertains to new media and animation.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: 2 - 3 years of teaching digital techniques Demonstrated ability to create, direct, and collaborate on projects that include 3-D animation, 2-D animation, and interactive media design. Proficiency in drawing and illustration skills
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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