Assistant Professor - Art (3D Animation & Gaming)

CUNY City College of New York
New York City, New York
Dec 12, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Art (3D Animation & Gaming)
Job ID: 19602
Location: City College of New York
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
The City College of New York, CUNY invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in 3D Animation and Gaming in the Electronic Design and Multimedia (EDM) program of the Art Department. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses to BA and BFA students in more than one of the following areas: 3D imaging, modeling and animation (foundation and advanced levels), gaming workshops, programming for artists, and related special topics courses which may include 3D fabrication, virtual environments, and interactive design, plus a possible graduate course in the Art Department’s Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) MFA program. Course offerings should incorporate concept-driven projects using Cinema 4D or other 3D software, and game engines such as Unity. Candidates should be comfortable with a trans-media approach to digital media and an interest in hybrid practices. 

The position includes shared responsibility for Electronic Design and Multimedia program administration as well as department and university committee work and student advisement (including advising on BFA students’ Senior Thesis).
The candidate must have a Masters in Fine Arts in 3D Modeling/Animation, Game Design, or related area of digital media art practice. The candidate must maintain an outstanding creative portfolio with a strong exhibition record or similar public presentations and evidence of ongoing creative research. As an Art Department with a wide range of artistic practices, we are particularly interested in seeing the applicant’s critical and/or artistic approach to 3D Modeling/Animation, Game Design within the arts and culture. 

The candidate must have two years of professional working experience in the field of 3D Design/Animation, Gaming, or closely related area and one-year full time teaching experience at the university level, or equivalent. Related expertise in Processing, Javascript, Python, PHP, audio and video, mobile media, or other emerging technologies and familiarity with Mac OS systems is beneficial. The candidate should have superb organizational and administrative skills, should be conversant with contemporary media art practice, criticism, and media art theory. Success in obtaining funding through grant applications or industry partnerships is extremely desirable.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
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Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:
(1) Cover Letter 
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Artist Statement 
(4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy (samples of other expository writing encouraged)
(5) Diversity Statement
(6) List of Names and Contact Information for three Referees
(7) 10-15 Images of Professional Work 
(8) Not more than 15 Samples of Student Work and an image list

Visual samples must be PDF format or JPEG at 72 dpi with maximum dimensions of 1024 on largest side. or in the case of time based works, video with a combined length of no more than 15minutes (provide URL and make video downloadable). Please provide evidence of excellent administrative and communication skills. Application submissions are made online through CUNYfirst.  Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Please contact Katrice Henderson [email protected] or (212)650-7420 with questions 
Open until filled with review of applications to begin on December 15, 2018
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