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Post-MFA Fellowship in Interactive Media

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:

998407

Functional Title:

Post-MFA Fellowship in Interactive Media

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The School of Art is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, a community of artists and scholars with almost 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the largest visual and performing arts unit in the University of North Carolina system and is recognized for its comprehensive array of graduate programs and the success of its alumni. The School of Art enrolls a vibrant and racially diverse student population of over 500 majors who pursue degrees in Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Animation, New Media and Design, Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics.

We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool for this position, one in keeping with the University’s own diverse student body. UNCG is a vibrant, minority-serving institution (MSI) with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female identifying students. It is also Federally recognized as a Title III institution, with 51% of its undergraduates eligible for PELL grants. More than 30% of the University’s students are the first in their families to attend college. In addition, UNCG is ranked in the state’s top 3 system schools for Hispanic/Latino enrollment. Fifty percent of UNCG’s student population is also transfer students from regional community colleges. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 18,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, representing 90+ nationalities, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. And, as an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer, we have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity on our campus and in our School.

Position Summary:

The School of Art at UNC Greensboro welcomes applications for a full-time, two-year Post-MFA Fellowship in Interactive Media beginning Fall 2024. We seek to diversify our faculty by inviting applications from committed teachers who are actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusion in their classrooms.

With this position, the School of Art seeks to expand a diverse and competitive emerging Animation program at the undergraduate level that is artistically rigorous, promotes next generation storytellers, and prepares students for professional success. Within the School of Art the successful candidate will 1) contribute to curricular development in collaboration with School of Art colleagues, 2) actively mentor students in the Animation program, 3) teach in-person courses in interactive media, and related areas such as 3D modeling and game design, and 4) have a prior knowledge of Unreal Engine. The selected candidate will be expected to integrate Unreal Engine into at least their teaching, thus enriching UNCG’s engagement with both academia and industry. An ideal candidate will have teaching experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Animation, Interactive Media, Visual Art, Media Studies, Game Design, Computer Science, or a related field; OR an equivalent record of professional experience in the field and at least one notable professional achievement (Licenses and certifications, documented excellence in teaching, honors or awards, publications, presented papers, juried art activities/screenings, significant successful grants, etc.)
• Evidence of teaching experience (courses, workshops, preferred; however, candidates with comparable, transferable skills and a dedicated interest in developing and establishing themselves as teachers are also encouraged to apply
•Experience working with Unreal Engine

Preferred Qualifications:



Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for the position, electronically submit the following as Word or PDF at:
https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/search

  • Cover letter including discussion of scholarly training and pedagogical experience, and articulating qualifications
  • Resume/curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, no more than two pages
  • List of 3 references with names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers

For questions related to the position contact Daniel Hale, Search Committee Chair, dghale@uncg.edu.

Recruitment Range:

$40,000 plus benefits

Org #-Department:

School of Art - 12203

Job Open Date:

05/23/2024

For Best Consideration Date:

06/13/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

9

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Climbing-Stairs - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
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