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Assistant/Associate Professor to teach Animation


Assistant/Associate Professor to teach Animation, Motion Design, VFX, and Virtual Production

Seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Animation in the Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University. Start date is August 1, 2022. 

The successful candidate is expected to teach 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. The successful candidate is expected to have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and other high-end 2D or 3D animation software. 

A terminal degree in Animation or closely related field by appointment date. A Master’s degree in Animation or a closely related field with at least five (5) years of industry experience may be considered in lieu of the terminal degree. A minimum of two (2) years of teaching animation at the college level and two (2) years of animation industry experience is required. 

Those with the following software/experience will receive special consideration: Autodesk Maya, Toon Boom Harmony, Maxon Red Giant, Unreal Engine, Unity, Python scripting, C++ scripting, or VR/AR/MR/XR. In addition, those with drawing and draftsmanship skills will receive special consideration.

For more information and to apply, go to https://careers.mtsu.edu/en-us/job/496577/

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 Animation, Video and Film Production, 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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