Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Animation/ Interactive Design
Open Date: 10/30/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: * MFA or equivalent terminal degree in animation/ interactive design, game design, or related field from an accredited institution * Record of professional accomplishments and/or research/creative activity in animation/ interactive design, game design, or related field * Demonstrated ability to teach animation/interactive design classes at the undergraduate level * Evidence of professional communication, collaboration, organizational, and time-management skills
Special Instructions to Applicant: All application materials must be submitted online via the PeopleAdmin system. * Cover Letter * Curriculum Vitae * Teaching Philosophy * List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number * A link to your personal website or online portfolio that includes 5-7 minutes of personal creative work and 5-7 minutes of student work * A one page summary description of creative works * A one page summary description of student works Please email the search committee chair, Wayne Godwin, [email protected] or Daniel Kariko, [email protected] with any questions. Please note: Two original letters of reference/recommendation are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Job Duties: The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in animation/interactive design, beginning August 2018. This position will teach 3, three-credit courses per semester within the animation/interactive design concentration of the multidisciplinary BFA in Art. The animation/interactive design concentration prepares students for a variety of professional outcomes ranging from interactive design, game art, animation, to character and game design. The successful candidate will teach in the animation/interactive design area, which may include the theory and practice of interactive design, 3D modeling/animation, 3D printing, and serious game design/advanced learning technologies. The candidate will also collaborate with the Innovation Design Lab (IDL), a facility focused on utilizing human centered design to ignite economic development, located two blocks from Jenkins Fine Arts Center. The IDL is a MakerBot Innovation Center equipped with digital technologies to facilitate rapid prototyping and advanced learning technologies capabilities. Collaborations should connect the IDL to curriculum in the School of Art and Design as well as address the needs of community partnerships; this work may also connect to the candidates' research and creative activity. Collaborations with other faculty within the School of Art and Design are highly encouraged. The successful candidate can build on current collaborations with faculty in multiple divisions across the University. Additional responsibilities include working on curriculum development, participating in faculty committees, and the creation of and/or research regarding animation/ interactive design, and service to the concentration, School, University, community, and profession.