Assistant Professor in 3D Computer Animation

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jul 14, 2021
Full time Art & Art History Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Design (all areas)

Job Description

 

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full‐time tenure track Assistant Professor position in 3D Computer Animation within the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media (DDM). Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səḻ ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil‐Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world‐renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INDIGENITY AND INCREASING REPRESENTATION

From our 2019 Indigenous faculty member cluster hire to our commitment to Indigeneity and diversification as seen in our 2017 - 2021 Strategic Plan, Emily Carr University continues to be focused on building a workplace environment reflective of the student community that it serves. To that end, and with special permission granted by the British Columbia Human Rights Commissioner, this opportunity is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as Indigenous or racialized. For this faculty position Emily Carr University especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Bachelor of Media Arts in 3D Computer Animation, situated in the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media (DDM), prepares students to excel as digital art creators, storytellers, and filmmakers. The program provides an aesthetic, technical, conceptual, theoretical and historical understanding of animation. Students are encouraged to develop their artistic voice within a context of artistic expression, formal exploration, and technical experimentation towards creative journeys and careers in various types of production in 3D computer animation, video games, visual effects, AR/VR/MR technologies, and other digital media practices. All majors in the DDM Faculty share values and goals in areas of collaboration, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, critical engagement with technology, new research methods, new approaches to design and media, and the making of imaginative and provocative work.

Candidates should be able to teach students at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of cross‐disciplinary Dynamic Media faculty from across the  Film + Screen Arts and Animation majors. Candidates should be equally fluent in current media and visual culture discourses and studio practices, and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. Faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper‐level critiques, provide undergraduate and graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and to be an active member of the Emily Carr community.

 

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

A successful candidate will bring their current knowledge and production expertise in 3D computer animation into the academic environment in order to create fulfilling learning experiences for students. They will have the following qualifications and/or related experience: 

  • terminal degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • industry experience in 3D Computer Animation production;
  • university‐level or post‐secondary teaching experience in a related subject area is preferable;
  • demonstrated leadership and collaborative work;
  • intercultural competence: the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of various cultures.

Areas of focus may include: 3D animation production, 3D character animation, 3D creation (modeling/rigging/texturing), look development, lighting/rendering, interdisciplinary and experimental 3D animation.

ABOUT EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our teaching and learning community merges studio practice, research creation, and critical scholarship in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.  Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award‐winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact in 21st‐century cultural production and cultural sustainability. We engage students, industry, and society to iterate and explore, and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world.  Located in beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs. The Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media is one of four university faculties (alongside Audain Faculty of Art, Faculty of Culture + Community, and Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies) which, together with the Aboriginal Gathering Place, Library + Learning Commons, Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, Libby Leshgold Gallery, READ Books, and the research centres and workshops in our new state‐of‐the‐art, custom‐built campus, offer vibrant conditions for the development of practice-based and practice‐led research and education.

Application Details

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice; and  include:

  • a cover letter demonstrating the candidate’s interests in relation to teaching in the 3D Computer Animation program, research/professional practice and service/participation in institutional governance;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample syllabi, assignments, course evaluations);
  • a statement of research activities and interests;
  • a statement on the candidate’s contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics, describing any professional skills, community experience, or willingness to engage in activities that advance institutional diversity and equity in teaching, research, and service;
  • any relevant supporting materials (e.g. links to current demo reels, portfolios, publications, etc.);
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

 Electronic submissions are welcome at:  https://ecuad.peopleadmin.ca

The review of applications will begin on August 23rd, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate commencement in August 2022. Salary and rank will be commensurate with professional status and teaching experience.

Our Equity Statement

Emily Carr University especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

We acknowledge the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of practice and research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Emily Carr University is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible and barrier free workplace. We want to ensure that all participants are able to engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the hiring process. If you have any accommodation requests please contact Human Resources (hr@ecuad.ca). All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

All qualified people are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short‐listed will be contacted.

 

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