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Assistant Professor in Animation & Visual Effects


Position #197988

Tenure-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 3D 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 a 3D Generalist with an emphasis in Visual Effects to add to our faculty.  An ideal candidate will have the leadership skills required to mentor students from story development through the 3D production process.  Faculty member will demonstrate proficiency in the following:  Autodesk Maya, The Foundry‚Äôs Nuke (or equivalent), Story Development, Project Management, Shot/Sequence Design, Lighting, Compositing, Dynamics/Physics animation. 


An example of classes includes:  History of Animation, Previsualization, Visual Effects I & II, Senior Project I & II. 


Other responsibilities include serving on departmental committees, curriculum development, student recruitment and mentorship, participation in co-curricular activities, and creative scholarship.

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 submit applications is 3/01/2019.

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