Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)Requisition:
Visiting Assistant ProfessorFLSA status:
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education.Position Type:
Interim Full TimeCollege:
College of Arts & MediaDepartment:
Dept of ArtOpen Date:
Assistant to the ChairContact Phone:
Department of Art
PO Box 2089
Huntsville, Texas 77341
[email protected]Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Animation starting Fall 2021.
We are seeking applicants with an MFA in Animation or a related area who can teach beginning courses in 2D and/or 3D Computer Animation. Preference will be given to candidates with strength in 2D animation, who also have experience with Autodesk Maya and the ability to teach 3D animation at the beginning and intermediate level, or candidates with a strength in 3D modeling (Maya and ZBrush) and the rendering pipeline, who can also teach beginning level 2D animation.
Duties include teaching a 3/3 course load.Educational Requirements for the Position:
Candidates must possess an MFA or terminal degree in a related field and demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity.Experience Required for the Position:
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Industry experience is also an asset.Other Requirements for the Position:
Preference will be given to candidates with strength in 2D animation, who also have experience with Autodesk Maya and the ability to teach 3D animation at the beginning and intermediate level, or candidates with a strength in 3D modeling (Maya and ZBrush) and the rendering pipeline, who can also teach beginning level 2D animation.
The Department of Art www.shsu.edu/art has about 550 undergraduate majors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation. In fall 2021, we will offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice. The BFA in Animation is the largest program in the department with over 200 majors. Ranked by Animation Career Review as one of the top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S, the SHSU Computer Animation curriculum is built on a foundation of fine art courses, emphasizing creativity and experimentation along with technical ability. The program engages students with current and historic trends in animation, and includes courses in the History of Animation, 2D Animation, 3D Modeling and Animation, 3D Character Animation, Experimental Animation, and Interactive Animation.
Examples of student work created in our program can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/user10632544/channels/sort:alphabetical/format:thumbnailSpecial Instructions Summary:
Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:
• cover letter
• a detailed CV
• artist’s statement or description of creative activity
• statement of teaching philosophy
• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work *
• samples of student work *
*for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.
Official college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for finalists for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted. Applicants that have access to their letters of recommendation can upload them in the supplemental documents section, if they would like. This post has been set up to accept letters both confidentially from references and directly from the applicant.Open Until Filled:
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.