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Assistant or Associate Professor


California State University, Chico


Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Animation and Game Development


Recruitment Number: FA0246


Posting Period:


Initial Review Date: January 19, 2022. complete applications received after that date may be considered.


Department: Computer Animation and Game Development


Position Information:


This tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Computer Animation and Game Development Program at California State University, Chico carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. These include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the program; developing an area of scholarship leading to presentations and publications in peer-reviewed forums; student advising, serving on academic committees, the industry advisory group, outreach activities, and contributing to the goals of the Program and University. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are current and competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues, and committed to student success.


Minimum Education and Experience:


A Master’s Degree, MFA or PhD in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), Computer Graphics, 3D Visualization, Visual Effects (VFX), Digital Media, Interactive Environments, Game Development, or closely related degree from an accredited college or university by time of appointment. An MS, MSc or MA requires either: three years of experience teaching at an accredited university or college or five years of documented commercial work experience in the CGI or game development industries. All requirements for education and experience must be met no later than August 16, 2022. Applicants must be able to teach existing 3D modeling courses in the CAGD curriculum and communicate clearly and effectively with students, faculty and staff.


Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:


MANDATORY VACCINATIONS: Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to:


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1082 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Recruitment Preferences:


Demonstrable experience with 3D modeling, modular modeling, lighting, texturing, and environment modeling for use in production applications. Expertise in industry standard 3D modeling, digital texturing, editing and compositing software and production pipeline. A significant exhibition record, professional industry work experience or a body of commercially published work. Understanding of and ability to convey visual design and aesthetics. Ability to work collaboratively and complement the strengths of an interdisciplinary team within the classroom, Program and University. Experience with the iterative design process. Knowledge of practical pre-visualization techniques and post-production techniques. Working knowledge of the industry standard game engines for production. Experience with augmented/virtual reality technologies. Research agenda in alignment with abilities that includes peer- reviewed forums and articulates with existing Program curriculum and goals. Undergraduate-level university teaching experience with positive teaching evaluations. Experience in curriculum, program and assessment development that aligns with, supports and enhances professional degrees. Experience employing high- impact practices, including flipping the classroom, and using a variety of technologies to enhance the learning environment across multiple modes of instruction.


Contact & Special Recruitment Information:


Job-related questions should be directed to: Clarke H SteinbackComputer Animation and Game Development400 W. First St.Chico, CA 95929–0003530-898-4891


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:


About the University, Hiring Department and Community:


The Program: The CAGD Program offers a BS Degree with two options, one in Animation, and one in Game Development. Along with the Bachelor’s Degree, the Program offers two Minors, one in Applied Computer Graphics, and one in Video Game Design. Typically, graduate students pursue Interdisciplinary Degrees, working with other programs across the CSU, Chico campus to focus on a specific industry-related need. The CAGD Program offers one General Education course in Computer-Assisted Art. More information can be found at at the College of ECC website:


The University

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.


California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state- supported member of a 23- campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Science; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The CommunityWith a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more information: https://



CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.


For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.


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This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).


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