Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY, USA
Nov 14, 2019Full time
Animation Lecturer 4915BR College of Art and Design CAD Film and Animation Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Faculty Discipline: Animation Faculty Rank: Lecturer Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020 Department/College Description THE SCHOOL: The internationally-recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either Animation or Live-Action as well as a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is typically 325 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https:// www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-film-and-animation . THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design offers a portfolio of distinctive and internationally-acclaimed programs of study. From centuries-old methods of producing fine art to the latest in digital media and imaging technology, the five schools in the College of Art and Design provide a comprehensive selection of majors related to visual communication, artistic expression, and imaging. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of over 1,600 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/ . Detailed Job Description The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology is inviting applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Animation. We seek a talented and enthusiastic, practicing cinematic artist, dedicated to the education of filmmakers and animators, to join our top-ranked film and animation program. We are searching for a candidate who is a creative self-starter with a variety of skill sets and experiences, who also has an understanding of animation history. The ideal candidate will have a passion for animation and experimental techniques and be able to bring new ideas and approaches to help expand our curriculum. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Teach courses about the aesthetics and techniques of animation and experimental cinema to undergraduate and graduate students. Course topics will include experimental animation, production, film language and theory, animation and film history. Demonstrate proficiency in animation as an artistic practice Provide academic advising to students Assist in curriculum development Participate in committees and provide service to the department and school Additional experience in any of the following areas is desirable: foundational principles, digital animation techniques, an interest in musical composition for film, cinematic production/theory and fine arts. The primary responsibility of a lecturer is teaching. A Lecturer is not expected to conduct scholarship, or participate in college or university-level service. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values , honor code , and dedication towards diversity .