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Animation Faculty, Full-Time Lecturer


Job Description

The College of Media and Entertainment’s Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) lecturer who can teach animation courses. This is an academic year contract with possible annual renewal for up to three years total. Start date for the position is August 1, 2020.

Possible topics could include 3D animation (Maya), 2D animation, motion graphics, special visual effects, television graphics, stop-motion animation, and animation history.

The successful candidate must be able to teach courses related to the creative application of the above topics using current industry standard tools.

Training and experience in visual media and/or art expected.

Candidates should have experience with Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite and other high-end animation, imaging and editing software. Experience with Ross XPressions or other graphics system is a plus.

Required Education

Position requires a Master’s degree or higher in Animation or closely related field, or a bachelor’s degree in Animation or a closely related field with 10 years demonstrated exceptional professional industry experience.

To apply

Interested applicants should apply to http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/9365

About the Animation Program, Department, College, and University

MTSU’s Animation program offers a B.S. degree in Animation and is one of the top 10 programs in the U.S. to offer this degree. The program is one of the longest running digital animation programs in the world and is accredited by NASAD. Animation faculty and students have benefitted from a long and deep relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH and hosts one of the few campus SIGGRAPH chapters in the world. Learn more about MTSU’s Animation program at this link: https://www.mtsu.edu/programs/animation/index.php

MTSU’s Animation program is part of the Department of Media Arts which is one of three departments in the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University. The department offers B.S. degrees in Video and Film Production, Animation, Interactive Media, Photography and Media Management. The department is the largest, longest-running, and most comprehensive program for creative media production in the state and in the region. Learn more about the Department of Media Arts at https://www.mtsu.edu/mediaarts/index.php

Middle Tennessee State University has the second largest undergraduate enrollment in the state of Tennessee. MTSU was named among “The Best Universities in the Nation” by the Princeton Review which also stated “Overall, students agree: ‘This school is amazing, and it is such a hidden gem.” Located thirty miles from Nashville, the school has many ties to industries in Nashville, particularly the media and entertainment industries. Learn more about the University at this link: https://www.mtsu.edu