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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Arts & Media
Closing date
Jun 25, 2021

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Job Details

Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)

Requisition:

202100054F

Rank:

Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time

College:

College of Arts & Media

Department:

Dept of Art

Open Date:

05/14/2021

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27315

Contact Name:

Britney Ketkoski

Title:

Assistant to the Chair
Department of Art
PO Box 2089
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Contact Phone:

936-294-1315

Contact Email:

[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:thumbnail

Special 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:

Yes

EEO Statement:

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.

Company

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. 

SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.

SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. 

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.  

A member of The Texas State University System  

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Website:
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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