The School of Visual and Built Environments (SVBE) in the College of Engineering & Technology (CET) at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Simulation, Animation, and Gaming Program (SAG) beginning fall 2021. SAG is the largest program in SVBE with 182 students. SAG is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). EMU offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. This position carries an eight month appointment, usually September through April. The ideal candidate will have expertise in simulation, animation, gaming, or a related field.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant must have the ability to teach a variety of simulation, animation, and gaming courses that fulfill the SAG curriculum goals and objectives; advise students, develop and maintain curriculum; participate in services to support the mission of the program, school, college, the university, and the community. The candidate is expected to remain active in research and scholarly activities including developing externally funded research programs.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
A terminal degree in a field closely related to simulation, animation or gaming; or extensive professional experience with at least six years of professional work experience in the simulation, animation, gaming area, or closely related fields that must be accompanied by the surety of attaining a terminal degree. Closely related fields include but are not limited to: visual time-based media, motion design, film, digital media technology, emerging media arts, and interactive media.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to engage in excellent teaching.
Documented ability to learn and adapt to new teaching content areas and software applications.
Recognized knowledge of the key concepts in the field of Simulation, Animation, and Gaming including design; from story-board to post.
Outstanding research potential in terms of publications in scholarly journals, conference presentation, exhibition, and attracting external funding.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to the candidate who has experience in the following areas:
A record of successful professional experience in visualization, animation, gaming or closely related industries
A record of successful teaching experience.
High level of proficiency with Maya, 3dsMax, Adobe CC, Unity and/or Unreal.
Demonstrated skills in leading student and/or team projects.
Ability and willingness to assist in keeping the program current and aligned with accreditation and professional standards.
Ability to work well in collaborative work environments.
Internal Number: 12281
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.