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Immersive Media Design Faculty


Beginning August 2019

Virtual Reality Development Program

Immersive Media Design Faculty
Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits

The Game Art Department is a nationally respected program, which houses two separate majors: Game Art and Virtual Reality Development (GA/VRD). The Virtual Reality BFA is a pioneering degree program that challenges students to use immersive media to create sophisticated design solutions to real-world problems, such as architectural visualization, training simulations, and engineering as well as to explore the cutting edge uses for education, entertainment and more. Recent successes include winning the E3 College Game Competition in summer 2017 and Rookie of the Year for Game Development in 2018.

Facilities: Ringling College's GA/VRD Department has facilities designed to replicate a professional studio environment, and boasts the highest-end, state-of-the-art computers, graphics cards, and dedicated distributed hardware for lighting builds. Full-time Institutional Technology staff support the Department.

The Position: The Department is seeking an Immersive Media Designer with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) and asset creation experience to join a dedicated faculty teaching Virtual Reality Development. The primary responsibility of this position will focus on providing quality instruction, teaching students immersive media design techniques and visual scripting to create interactive projects.

Included among the duties and responsibilities, this position requires expertise in immersive media pipeline, directed research and analysis, and scripting events in UE4. Assignments include teaching introductory through advanced courses in creating interactive experiences and integration of aesthetic elements into the game engine.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses or nine credits per semester. Ongoing commitment to creative work/scholarship in the profession is expected. Active participation with faculty, department, and college service is required.

This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 2019. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.

(Minimum Qualifications) Include evidence of:

  • A Master's degree in Art, Game Design, or a related field, OR a 4 year professional degree in art or design and equivalent professional experience, training and expertise with an appropriate record of achievement in the field.
  • Ability to teach introductory through advanced classes in immersive media techniques.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4).
  • Experience with visual scripting
  • Experience with creating VR/AR/MR interactive projects.
  • Experience with game design
  • Experience with system design
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Experience with VR hardware.

(Preferred Qualifications) Include evidence of:

  • A terminal degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Understanding of programming techniques and computational thinking
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya and other related digital content creation tools
  • Experience with story
  • Experience with audio (VO and SFX)
  • Experience with higher-level math (trigonometry, linear algebra).

(Special Instructions to Applicants)
Required materials include cover letter; resume or CV; employment and education history; contact information of three references (names, titles, email, and telephone numbers); examples of personal work; and, an unofficial transcript copy of the most relevant degree. Student work examples may also be submitted. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, up to 5 MB, or a URL.

General questions regarding the job application process may be emailed to aamail@ringling.edu.

Apply on-line https://ringling.simplehire.com

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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