Instructional Faculty - Film and Animation
Rochester Institute of Technology
Instructional Faculty - Film and Animation
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
CIAS Film and Animation
THE SCHOOL OF FILM AND ANIMATION at RIT:
The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Media Sciences. The School of Film and Animation presents a curriculum developed by our faculty, students and successful alumni that is rooted in a shared passion for filmmaking. For over thirty years we have been preparing writers, producers, directors and the creative specialists for successful careers in the feature film, network/regional television, independent film and non-broadcast industries.
Students of SOFA are encouraged to develop their own personal vision and independent work while they develop the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in our profession. We are a creative community where students discover their unique potential, explore their talents, experiment with ideas and express their message to the world.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.
RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
Detailed Job Description
We seek an active artist dedicated to the education of filmmakers and animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in all forms of character and experimental animation, particularly in traditional 2D computer techniques and technologies.
The candidate will be expected to cover a full teaching load consisting of both undergraduate and graduate courses in animation history, film design, and 2D production methodologies and processes.
Responsibilities also include student advising, assistance in curriculum development, and maintaining a high level of expertise in current trends, methodologies, workflows and software developments in the professional community, as they relate to the current curriculum.
RIT offers a unique opportunity for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions, including possibilities for advancement within the School of Film and Animation.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
How To Apply
Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, a current CV, and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references and contribution to diversity’ statement. A writing sample may be requested of applicants at a future date. We prefer to view all work through a URL website link (i.e. Vimeo.com or youtube.com or personal website). Please include this link in your cover letter and CV.
Deadline: Review of candidates will begin January 14, 2013 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.
RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Required Minimum Qualifications
• MA., MFA or equivalent in Animation or related field (or will consider BA or BS with substantial industry and teaching experience)
• Animation industry experience with strong filmmaking portfolio
• Teaching experience at college level beyond teaching assistant
• Knowledge of and experience with a variety of industry-standard software programs and their use; Adobe, After Effects”, “Autodesk Maya”, “Toon-Boom Animate”, “TVPaint Animation” or similar programs.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
Required Minimum Education Level
Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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