The Department of Film, Animation and Video in the Division of Fine Arts invites applicants for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to commence fall 2020.
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The department seeks an accomplished animation artist with expertise in stop-motion animation and/or 3D CGI animation to complement our world-renowned program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing required and elective animation classes, in addition to courses in their area of expertise. Candidates should be prepared to develop syllabi with culturally diverse content and lead classes that model constructive and inclusive discussions through which students grow creatively and intellectually. Teamwork, collegiality and leadership potential are highly valued in the department and should be evident in the candidate's application and references. The applicant must also demonstrate an active animation practice with a significant record of achievement and a personal artistic vision that is reflected in their application.
Applicants should demonstrate expertise in some of the following areas:
-Stop-motion: Experimental approaches to materials and in-camera animation processes; stop-motion character animation and performance; miniature set and prop construction; puppet, armature and costume fabrication; rapid prototyping and motion control for stop-motion; stop-motion production, including cinematography, lighting, and camera operation; post-production for stop-motion animation.
-3D CGI: Innovative approaches to working with 3D computer animation processes; experience teaching experimental computer animation theory and practice; CG character animation and rigging; CG modeling, topology and surfacing; lighting, rendering and compositing for CG; live-action and VFX integration; immersive media, including VR, AR, MR, projection mapping, and holography; experimental game authoring; game development (Unity or Unreal preferred); digital fabrication; physical Computing; scripting (MEL, Python).
Job Qualifications Required:
· Terminal degree: MFA or its equivalent in animation or a related field. In some cases, an undergraduate degree with commensurate experience may be considered; · Significant professional (not limited to commercial) animation experience; · Experience teaching college-level courses (candidates must have five years of full-time teaching experience to be considered at the rank of Associate professor); · Proven or promised ability to teach across multiple levels, from introductory to advanced courses; · A portfolio of work that reflects a strong personal vision and advanced competencies.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
· We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and practice centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities; · A candidate who can teach both traditional and digital animation courses; · Experience developing departmental curricula; · Academic leadership experience.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 2143
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.