Kent State University at Tuscarawas is seeking candidates for a Tenure-Track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the field of 2D and 3D modeling, animation and game design.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
A tenure-track appointment carries with it the expectations of teaching excellence, professional development activities, research/creative activity leading to publication, and campus and community service. Faculty members are expected to pursue external funding to support their research and/or creative activity.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
The program is offered in full at the Kent, Tuscarawas and Stark campuses, and has dedicated computer and virtual reality (vr) labs including a vr/finishing studio, and a newly renovated motion-capture lab. The position offers opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary projects in game design and development, digital media, audio, special effects, virtual reality and story development in emerging media.
A Masters in a related field, and three years of relevant professional and/or teaching experience is required. Proficiency in any of the various animation-related design software applications such as Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, Zbrush, Houdini, Motion Builder, Toon Boom, Poser, Cinema 4D should be reflected in the portfolio. The successful candidate will be familiar with industry trends.
Candidates whose creative projects/research and teaching in areas specific to animation are of particular interest.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Instructions for Submitting Resumes:
To apply, please submit, via the Kent State University applicant portal at https://jobs.kent.edu, a letter of application expressing interest referencing the above position number, a curriculum vitae, and a professional portfolio, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Official college transcripts should be sent to - Carla Barker, Special Assistant at Kent State Tuscarawas, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia OH 44663 or via email at [email protected]
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 988136
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.