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Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor - Animation & Visual Effects

Job Overview: Drexel University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position available in its Animation & Visual Effects Major, which is part of the Digital Media Program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The start date for the anticipated position is September 1, 2013. 

Essential Functions: It is expected that the successful candidate will achieve a high productive research, scholarship, or creative work agenda, either funded through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Further responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service at the program, college and university levels.  

Supplementary Posting Information: Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted though DrexelJobs.com. Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; a curriculum vitae; a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; a one-page document describing a strategy for research, scholarship, or creative work; and a link to a demo reel. 

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel's unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 3 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a "School to Watch for in 2012." 

The Digital Media Program has been ranked in the top 10 programs to study game design by Gamepro Media and the Princeton Review. It is housed in Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, one of the Universities' 12 schools and colleges. The Westphal College offers sixteen undergraduate and five graduate programs in media, design and the performing arts, a number of which are nationally ranked, to over 2,100 students. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on learning and an award-winning faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest technologies.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Digital Media Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  


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