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College-Track Assistant Professor in Animation


Position #717681

College-Track Assistant Professor in Animation & Visual Effects

9-Month Appointment

New Mexico State University

Department:  Creative Media Institute

Location:  Las Cruces, NM


NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications are an MFA or equivalent.  Evidence of successful teaching is required, preferably in the areas of Animation & Visual Effects. 


Preferred qualifications include experience with a diverse student body similar to that at NMSU, guiding animation students through short animation productions. 


Job Description: 


The Creative Media Institute at New Mexico State University seeks an Animator with a Generalist skill set to add to our faculty.  An ideal candidate will be a performance-based artist with the ability to apply traditional animation principles in a 3D workspace.  Faculty member will demonstrate proficiency in the following:  Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, strong drawing skills, Shot/Sequence design, Acting/Performance, Human Anatomy, Biped/Quadruped locomotion, Dynamics/Physics Animation. 


An example of classes includes:  Storyboarding, Foundations of 3D Animation, Acting/Voiceover, Rigging, Character Animation, Motion Capture.   


Other responsibilities include serving on departmental committees, curriculum development, student recruitment and mentorship. 


A complete application consists of 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum Vitae, 3) names and contact information of three references, 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) a link to creative portfolio. 


Applications should be submitted online at

Deadline to apply is 3/01/2019.


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