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.
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.
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
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.
- Once you choose to apply for this position via CreativeHeads, you will be routed to our corporate site where you must complete the application process.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should hold an advanced degree in a related field, although a Bachelor's degree, along with significant and exemplary professional experience, may be considered. A minimum of five years professional experience in animation or an animation related industry such as games or visual effects, and college-level teaching experience is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates who have in-depth knowledge and skills in areas including, but not limited to, real time motion capture and/or medical applications of computer animation.
Must apply online.