Department/College Description The DEPARTMENT: The School of Design is comprised of five undergraduate programs, three graduate programs, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The undergraduate programs include 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and New Media Design. The graduate programs are Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design, and Integrative Design. Approximately 750 undergraduate and 90 graduate students are enrolled in the School of Design. To learn more about the programs in the School of Design, please visit https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-design.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The Colleges five schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. 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 more than 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://rit.edu/artdesign.
Detailed Job Description The School of Design in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for a Visiting Lecturer position in the 3D Digital Design and School of Film and Animation programs. Approximately 140 students are enrolled in the 3D Digital Design BFA program. A combination of full-time and adjunct faculty provide a wide range of professional interests and expertise to teach in a studio setting. Students enter the program with an interest in designing with 3D graphics software and refine their interests in required and elective courses to develop a focus in games, virtual worlds, visual effects, digital characters, visualizations, simulations, motion graphics, live design, 3D printing and more.
Faculty Position: 3D Digital Design The 3D Digital Design program is seeking applicants to teach primarily 3D Digital Design courses emphasizing design theory and methodology while using 3D software, in addition to other graphics software. The capacity to teach a variety of content from 3D basics to scripting and in areas such as character design, level and virtual world design, live design, visual effects design, user experience design, real-time design or related areas is central to this position. Courses within the 3D Digital Design program emphasize the design process using 3D digital skills to realize the design. Utilizing research, experimentation, critical thinking, creativity, interdisciplinary collaboration and a range of problem solving principles, students learn to solve complex visual problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology. In addition to a full teaching load each term, other responsibilities include career advising and service to the school and program.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate Degree in Animation, Art, Design, or a related field of study (completed by June 2020).
Professional experience in games or visual design or animation.
Teaching experience at the university level with a demonstrated proficiency in teaching design and animation principles and methodology.
Strong 3D digital design technical and aesthetic skills.
Demonstrated experience using Unreal Engine.
Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: character design, level and virtual world design, live design, visual effects design, user experience design, real-time design or related areas, and 3D printing.
Demonstrated expertise in a 3D software application such as: Maya, Houdini, Mudbox, ZBrush, Motion Builder, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite, C++, MEL, Python, etc. is a plus.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College of Art and Designs continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level BA, BFA, BS
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5169BR. Please submit: your online application; your updated curriculum vitae; a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; and upload the following attachments:
A brief teaching philosophy
The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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