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Assistant Professor of Gaming and Animation - Tenure Track

Seton Hall University
South Orange

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Assistant Professor of Gaming and Animation - Tenure Track

Job No: 495661
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts within the emerging College of Human Development, Culture, and Media at Seton Hall University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Gaming and Animation.

The successful candidate will have professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the following areas: character development, storyboarding, 2D/3D animation, illustration, and game design. The candidate should have experience in Unreal Engine, Unity, and other current animation and gaming software. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in VR and the games for good sector.

In addition, we value candidates with experience teaching in person, online, and hybrid courses. We are very interested in candidates who can design new courses and help develop STEAM focused curricula that integrates the arts into STEM at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The new faculty member will advise students and be an active service member in the Department, College, and University. They will support and contribute to the College's culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity and participate in an interdisciplinary community dedicated to creative collaboration.

This position entails a 18-credit teaching requirement during the academic year, commensurate with Department needs, and is expected to begin in August 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the B.A. in Art, Design and Interactive Multimedia major; maintaining an impactful creative scholarly practice; advising students; and contributing to program development and coordination. Faculty are also expected to be active members of the College and the broader University community. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to:

*Engage in visionary program building, including a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the identification and implementation of courses and programs in related interdisciplinary areas, particularly Education and Human Services at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
*Teach existing undergraduate classes such as, but not limited to: Game Design; Video Animation & Motion Graphics; Intro to 3D Computer Graphics; Computer Animation;
*Create new courses on topics related to the candidate's area of expertise;
*Maintain ties to the professional design community;
*Participate actively in academic advisement, high-impact student learning activities, student mentoring, and other co- and extracurricular engagement activities;
*Commit to innovative recruitment and retention initiatives of both students and adjunct instructors; and;
*Commit to collaboration in growing a new, interdisciplinary college.

About the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media:

Launching in Summer 2023, Seton Hall's emerging College of Human Development, Culture, and Media (CHDCM) will be the singular place for purpose-built interdisciplinary learning focused on innovation along the continuum of human development.

Integrating the exceptional faculty of Communication and the Arts and Education and Human Services, along with dynamic cross-disciplinary curricula, the new College will seek to improve the human condition by collaborating across distinct fields that uniquely complement one another and prepare students as dynamic leaders poised to address complex issues. Expression will underpin all facets of the integrated College's portfolio — media as a form of education and artistic expression; teaching and learning as modes of creative expression; self-expression as a vehicle of social agency.

For more information about the new College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, please visit our website.

About the Department and Seton Hall University:

The faculty of the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts pledges unwavering solidarity with our administrators, staff, alumni, students, families, and all our neighboring communities, in speaking and standing firmly against racism. As educators for Newark's diocesan Catholic university, it is our moral duty to advance social justice, champion diversity, and work toward an anti-racist future, free of violence and oppression. We commit to addressing systemic inequality and strife by engaging students, colleagues, and the University community through active collaboration to improve diversity and inclusion across courses, programs, and the College.

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States, and the Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a doctoral university. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment, and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.

Required Qualifications:

*MFA, MS, MAD, Master of Design or equivalent terminal degree in Animation, Game Design or a related field. Degree completion is required by August 2023.
*Evidence that the candidate will be able to develop a successful publication record appropriate for an R2 institution

Desired Qualifications:

One or more year(s) of successful college teaching experience

Salary Grade:

FA01 - Faculty



Physical Demands:

General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; professional portfolio; names and emails of three references; and transcript(s) indicating receipt of all degrees.

All semi-finalists will be asked to submit teaching philosophy; evidence of excellent teaching if applicable; and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Semi-finalists will be invited to a virtual interview. Finalists will be invited to a full-day campus interview at our South Orange, NJ, campus.

The committee's review of applications will begin immediately. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

Direct any questions about the position to the search committee chair, Lauren Schiller, Professor of Fine Arts, at

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

Advertised: 14 Apr 2023
Application Closes:

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