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Teaching Professor


The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position within the Digital Media Department starting in September of 2019. This search is part of the Department's initiative to grow research and teaching in the fields of Immersive Media, Animation and Visual Effects at Drexel. The successful candidate is expected to be primarily concerned with teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in the new BS in VR & Immersive Media program launched in AY 2018-2019. S/he is also expected to engage in outreach to industry, and service to the Department, College, and University.

- An advanced degree in a related field required. 
- A minimum of five years of academic or professional experience in immersive media, 3D animation, visual effects, or related disciplines. 
- Research experience evidenced by publications, creative work and/or funded projects. 
- College-level teaching experience.

Essential Functions
- Teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses during a 9-month academic year; 
- Supervision of graduate research and theses; 
- Advisory assignments to individual students and student groups; 
- Service on Drexel committees and study groups; 
- Curriculum development; 
- Special lectures for courses at Drexel; 
- Contribute to the growth of the Department and the College through active participation in the University's collaborative, cross-disciplinary, diverse work-environment; 
- Attendance at faculty meetings, commencement and other official functions; and 
- Other duties as assigned. 

Interested applicants should apply online for one of the open positions in the Digital Media Department posted on www.drexeljobs.com. Emailed applications will not be considered. Applications must include a cover letter, a full-length CV, a brief statement describing the applicants research including future directions, and a teaching philosophy statement. Letters of reference will be requested from candidates who are invited for a campus interview. 

Evaluation of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis with applications accepted until January 15, 2019.

Supplemental Posting Information
About the Digital Media Department: The Digital Media Department, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, is home to a vibrant creative and research culture in diverse areas including digital animation, visual effects, virtual heritage, motion capture, virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive design, and game design. In addition to the BS in VR & Immersive Media program, the department is home to the PhD program in Digital Media, an MS in Biomedicine and Digital Media (in collaboration with the College of Medicine), an MS in Digital Media, and undergraduate programs in Game Design & Production, Animation & Visual Effects, and Interactive Digital Media. 

Courses are taught in small seminars and studio settings, featuring informative thought provoking discussions and hands-on learning by award-winning faculty and industry practitioners who emphasize current theoretical constructs and practical applications using the latest digital technologies. For more information about the programs related to this call for applications, please visit the Animation Capture and Effects (ACE) Lab website. 

About the College of Media Arts & Design: The Digital Media Department is housed in Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The Westphal College, with 125 full-time faculty, educates over 2,300 students across seventeen undergraduate programs, and eight graduate programs, and. The College is home to nine nationally-ranked programs, including the BS in Game & Design Production and the Graduate Program in Digital Media. Over 93% of Westphal graduates are working or enrolled in graduate or professional education and 30% of Westphal co-op participants working full-time receive a job offer from a former co-op employer. Furthermore, the College faculty and students are engaged in research focused on real-world challenges, including projects funded by external sponsors such as the NSF and NIH.

About Drexel University: Drexel, founded in 1891, is a private university committed to research with real-world applications, ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students in 15 colleges and schools, and over 200 degree programs, Drexel is one of the largest private universities in the United States. Drexel has one of the largest and best known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,600 co-op employers. Drexel is located in Philadelphia, a city with rich history, vibrant neighborhoods, and vast opportunities to engage in arts and culture. Drexel's main campus is located on Philadelphia's Avenue of Technology in the University City District. Philadelphia is a hub of academic, cultural, and historical resources. In 2016 Philadelphia was named the #1 place to visit by the Lonely Planet, and was named the "2nd Best City to Visit" in 2017 by US News and World Reports. Philadelphia is also the nation's sixth largest metropolitan region. 

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84023  or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor. The requisition number is 9358.

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