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Tenure Track Assistant Professor


The Department of Film, Animation and New Media within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2019 to teach in the area of 3D Animation.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

Our courses focus on digital illustration, 3D modeling and printing, character development, foundations and history of 3D Animation, rigging, project planning and development, pre/post production, asset creation, and storytelling. The position is a 3/3 load with the expectation of an active, creative scholarship in the field, service to the institution and working with students.

An MFA or other terminal degree is required. We seek someone with a professional knowledge of Maya or Blender; a basic knowledge of MEL/Python/C# and/or C++; basic motion capture knowledge; experience in visual effects, compositing, and keying; a functional knowledge of Adobe After Effects or Nuke; a keen interest in Extended Reality (XR), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). An interest in Magic Leap / Oculus /Unity3D / Unreal Engine development is desireable, but not required.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For details and to apply online, please visit our website
Applicants should be prepared to attach a 5 min maximum reel, with an accompanying PDF document explaining the content of the reel. Vimeo or YouTube links are acceptable for the time based component of the application, one page Creative Statement, one page Teaching Philosophy, at least 20 recent student samples (if time based, max 5min reel of projects, single YouTube or Vimeo links are encouraged), Curriculum Vitae with professional and academic experience, 500 words maximum biography, link to personal website, 1500 word maximum letter of intent.

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Arts and Letters embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.


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