Professional in Residence & Founding Director
Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks to hire an individual with seasoned industry experience and proven creative management skills of the highest caliber to build and direct an academic program in Digital Media Arts & Engineering. Through the development and implementation of a master’s level curriculum focused on game design, visual effects, and related digital media applications, the envisioned program will provide a world-class environment for educating students in the collaborative, communications, business, technical, and creative skills needed to become successful contributors in the rapidly evolving arena defined by digital game and digital media industries.
In support of this effort, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to draw upon the creative, intellectual, and capital resources of LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology and associated AVATAR and digital media programs; LSU’s College of Engineering and its School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; LSU’s Schools of Art, Music, and Mass Communications; the Baton Rouge Area Digital Industry Consortium; and Louisiana’s Department of Economic Development. To ensure long-term program relevance, the successful candidate should also nurture a network of industry partnerships, including the involvement of industry in curriculum development. Leveraging these ties, the resulting program should provide an academic environment in which students with creative or technical (or both) backgrounds can excel. A key measure of success will be placement of students into desirable positions within Louisiana’s growing digital game and digital media industries.
Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity are asked to submit their applications online which must include a letter of interest, resume, professional references and a vision statement for the new program in Digital Media Arts & Engineering. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Position number 035785.
LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER
• At least eight years of related experience in industries such as game design, digital media, animation, etc.
• Management experience
• Bachelor’s degree
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