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Assistant Professor, Digital Arts


Assistant Professor, Digital Arts. Full-time, tenure-track. Competitive salary with full benefits. Start date: August 23, 2021. Duties include: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Digital Arts; participate in educational, professional and technical duties and activities within the Digital Arts division and in the School of Art. Minimum qualifications: MFA or terminal degree in Digital Arts, Animation, Media Arts, or a similar field (e.g., Art and Technology, Interactive Arts, Kinetic Arts, Sequential Arts, Cinematic Arts); At least one year of college-level teaching experience (including being a TA) in art or related areas (e.g., Design, Technology, Media Production, Computer Science); Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of 2D and 3D animation as exemplified by Sample Portfolio; Demonstrated experience with 3D modeling and animation software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe CC, Pixologic ZBrush, and other Autodesk products as exemplified by Sample Portfolio. Preferred Qualifications: At least two years of college-level teaching experience as the Instructor of Record in Digital Arts or Animation; at least two years of experience working on creative production in the animation or gaming industry; expertise with 3D and 2D animation and also in one or more of the following areas: 3D modeling, visual FX, stopmotion, motion graphics, concept / visual development, storyboarding, compositing, game design, video, interactive art, programming, physical computing or installation art as exemplified by Sample Portfolio; experience teaching and advising graduate students; research, exhibition, production or professional involvement record (online or in-person conference presentations, publications, festival exhibition, client-based work, gallery exhibitions, or within emerging fields such as community activism and social media publications) at the national level. 

To apply, click on the apply button to upload: A letter of application including research interests; current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) letters of reference; statement of teaching philosophy including both a discussion of how you teach the principles of 2D/3D animation and a personal statement on diversity as it relates to the classroom, Sample Portfolio of professional work and student work that supports evidence of teaching excellence. The Sample Portfolio is a PDF document uploaded to HireTouch that contains 10-15 links to animations, videos, games, other time-based media or images. Images can also be embedded in the PDF. The portfolio consists of professional work (industry, research, or art) with short statements for each entry indicating the medium, concept, and your role in creating the work if the piece involved teamwork. Also include in the Sample Portfolio a second PDF file with 10-15 links to animations, games, or images of student work with a short statement describing the assignment criteria (if applicable). Note that file size is limited to 30 Mb. Where links are provided, please permit access ONLY to information specified in this application. Links must not provide access to materials that are not requested as part of the application dossier. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Background check and official transcripts required for employment. Application Deadline: April 24, 2021 BGSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

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