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Assist. Professor Of Film, Animation And New Media


Assistant Professor Of Film, Animation And New Media






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Position Details


The Department of Film, Animation, and New Media within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa seeks a dynamic candidate with diverse teaching expertise for a tenure- track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024.


The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.


The ideal candidate is an excellent teacher who holds an MFA or other relevant terminal degree in animation or a related field, with teaching/research interests in 3D and 2D animation teaching and practice.


Qualified applicants should be proficient in 3D modeling and animation, using industry standard tools (Maya, Blender, Cinema 4d, etc); should maintain interest and skill in other animation traditions such as 2D, stop motion, experimental forms, etc; and must be excellent teachers, engaged in fostering both creative training and technical skills development in students. The faculty member should also be interested in developing curriculum in the Animation BFA, and be interested in expanding the Animation program. The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to excellence in teaching and developing engaged artists, and maintaining an active creative output of their own.


Other desired skills may include any of the following: skills in rigging for animation in 3D; experience with motion capture; 3D sculpting; 3D lighting and virtual camera; compositing and digital effects; interest in game development and gaming environments (such as Unreal or Unity); and/or interest in virtual production.


Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter

3. Artist Portfolio

4. References

5. Teaching Statement and Student Samples may be requested


The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.


The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature.


The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.


As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.


The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.


Submission Guidelines


To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.


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Background Check Requirements


Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.


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