Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computer Animation
The candidate for this position will teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research, mentor and advise graduate students, and perform service for the department, university, and discipline.
The candidate will be required to develop and teach a variety of courses including but not limited to 3D Modeling, 2D and 3D Animation, Physically based Animation, Coding for Animation, Motion Graphics, Lighting, Texturing and Rendering, Rigging, Simulation, and other subjects in the Animation curriculum.
The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in the practice of animation production, as well as have a defined, solid research agenda in the field of computer animation.
The candidate will be expected to teach animation related topics in an intensely active learning-based environment in which innovative pedagogy, creative assignments, diversity of background and opinion, and excellence in student work are paramount. A primary responsibility of the candidate will be to help create and implement a curricular vision that will expand the animation program quality and reach.
Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda as well as a robust funding program to support their research. The candidate will also be expected to serve the university community by participating in committees, recruiting activities, student advising, engagement efforts with industry, develop curricular materials and laboratory experiences, and assessment activities intended to maintain accreditation.
Applicants must have a MFA or earned PhD in Animation or a related field such as Film and Media Arts, Computer Graphics, Visual Communication, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Industry experience and credited work are strongly preferred.
All application materials should be submitted to email@example.com with the subject line: Animation Assistant Professor Position - West Lafayette - Positing 003808-2017
A complete application includes:
- A cover letter addressed to the chair of the search committee (Prof. Nicoletta Adamo)
- A resume or CV
- A clear statement of teaching and research interests
- A personal practice portfolio (in digital format)
- Samples of students’ work (if applicable)
- The names of three references
Preferential deadline is 11/10/2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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