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Middle Tennesee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee - United States
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Assistant or Associate Professor in Animation


Job Description


The College of Media and Entertainment’s Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to teach animation courses. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021.


Salary and rank commensurate with experience.


Possible topics include a range of aspects of the animation industry such as preproduction, 3D, 2D, motion graphics, VFX, compositing, visualization, and animation aesthetics using current industry standard tools. Teaching will be on-ground and may also include some online teaching. Training and experience in visual media expected.


Candidates should have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and other high-end 2D or 3D animation imaging and editing software. Experience with remote teaching, Autodesk Maya, Unity, Unreal Engine, VR/AR/MR, Ross XPressions or other graphics systems is a plus.


Required Education


Position requires a terminal degree in Animation or closely related field. A master’s degree in Animation or a closely related field with at least five years demonstrated exceptional industry experience may be considered in lieu of the terminal degree.


To apply


Interested applicants should apply to https://careers.mtsu.edu/en-us/job/492354/media-arts-animation-tenuretrack-faculty


About the Animation Program, Department, College, and University


MTSU’s Animation program offers a B.S. degree in Animation and is one of the top 10 programs in the U.S. to offer this degree. The program is one of the longest running digital animation programs in the world and is accredited by NASAD. Animation faculty and students have benefitted from a long and deep relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH and hosts one of the few campus SIGGRAPH chapters in the world. Learn more about MTSU’s Animation program at this link: https://www.mtsu.edu/programs/animation/index.php


MTSU’s Animation program is part of the Department of Media Arts which is one of three departments in the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University. The department offers B.S. degrees in Video and Film Production, Animation, Interactive Media, Photography and Media Management. The department is the largest, longest-running, and most comprehensive program for creative media production in the state and in the region. Learn more about the Department of Media Arts at https://www.mtsu.edu/mediaarts/index.php


Middle Tennessee State University has the second largest undergraduate enrollment in the state of Tennessee. MTSU was named among “The Best Universities in the Nation” by the Princeton Review which also stated “Overall, students agree: ‘This school is amazing, and it is such a hidden gem.” Located thirty miles from Nashville, the school has many ties to industries in Nashville, particularly the media and entertainment industries. Learn more about the University at this link: https://www.mtsu.edu

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