Instructional Faculty 4130BR College of Art and Design CAD Film and Animation
Detailed Job Description
The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) is inviting applications for a Tenure Track faculty position in Animation.
We seek an active artist dedicated to the education of filmmakers/animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in 2D animation and production. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of techniques of digital animation production, history and design. A sound knowledge of animation filmmaking processes and current and emerging technologies in the animation art form is important. The successful applicant is committed to teaching animation production and is capable of inspiring a critical and inventive environment in the classroom.
The candidate will have demonstrable experience in pre-production and production techniques and processes, story structure, and commercial or independent animation production. Proficiency in at least two of the following areas are expected: 2D digital character animation, concept art, and/or character design and animation history. The candidate will be expected to cover a full teaching load consisting of both undergraduate and graduate courses in filmmaking, animation technique, and creative production practices.
Applicants with broad-based expertise in animation and filmmaking practices and excellent writing and communication skills are encouraged to apply. Preferred knowledge of current applications relative to animation production, including: Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe After Effects, TV Paint, and the full Adobe Creative Suite.
Responsibilities include: - Teach five courses per year ranging from lower-division foundations to upper-division and graduate levels. - Work with animation and film production faculty on program and curricular development. - Maintain a high level of expertise in current animation trends. - Advise students for thesis films and provide professional mentorship. - Engage in scholarly activities/research within the arts, design, and media disciplines. - University and departmental service and community outreach.
THE DEPARTMENT: Ranked in the top ten Private Animation schools nationally, the School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either animation (2D, 3D, stop-motion and experimental) or live action and a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is typically 275 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https://artdesign.rit.edu/schools/film-animation.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The College offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences, and Print Media. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of over 1,600 undergraduate students and 290 graduate students.
Required Minimum Qualifications - MFA in animation or related field and considerable professional experience. - At least one year college teaching experience beyond teaching assistantship. - A portfolio to demonstrate a significant body of work in their field of expertise. - Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level MFA
Faculty Discipline 2D Animation
Employment Category Fulltime
Faculty Type (Tenure Status) Tenure-Track
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Anticipated Start Date 08/14/2019
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Video samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)
Please submit: - Cover letter - Current curriculum vitae - Statement of teaching philosophy - Online portfolio link that demonstrates a significant body of work and field of expertise - Names and contact information of three professional references
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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