Tenure Track Faculty 6895BR College of Art and Design CAD Film and Animation
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Animation, Production Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 16-Aug-2023
Detailed Job Description The School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Animation and Production. Active artists dedicated to the education of filmmakers/animators are encouraged to apply. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in stop motion and/or 2D animation production techniques. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of animation production, including fabrication and character/object performance. An extensive knowledge of animation filmmaking processes and current and emerging technologies in the animation art form is important. The successful candidate has a history of teaching animation production and is capable of inspiring a critical and creative environment in the classroom.
The candidate should have demonstrable experience in pre-production and production techniques and processes, story structure, and commercial or independent animation production. Proficiency in some of the following areas is expected: stop motion fabrication and animation, 2D performative animation, pre-production, or narrative storytelling. The candidate will have a full teaching load consisting of 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 areas of knowledge and/or current applications relative to animation production include: familiarity with standard fabrication techniques related to puppet & set building, Dragonframe (or similar software), and Adobe After Effects.
Teaching 5-6 courses per year ranging from lower-division foundations to upper-division and graduate levels
Working with animation and film production faculty on program and curricular development
Maintaining a high level of expertise in current animation trends
Advising students for capstone/thesis films and provide professional mentorship
Engaging in scholarly activities/research within the arts, design, and media disciplines
University and departmental service and community outreach
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 diversity commitment.
Department/College Description THE DEPARTMENT: The internationally recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either Animation or Live-Action, as well as 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 350+ undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-film-and-animation.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of 2,000 students (UG and Grad), nearly 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our Colleges ecosystem. The Colleges four 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 also takes full advantage of RITs opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses, https://rit.edu/artdesign.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Proficiency with current industry standard software
Body of past work and current practice
Prior teaching or mentorship experience
Experience in character-based animation
Professional filmmaking experience
Required Minimum Education Level MFA
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Video samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 6895BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
Examples of peer-reviewed exhibited or published work (Max size 5MB)
A portfolio of a minimum of twenty (20) works, including images and videos(Max size 5MB)
Examples of student work(Max size 5MB)
The name, title, email address and phone number for three references
You can contact the search committee with questions about the position at: Mary Barnard, Search Committee Secretary School of Film and Animation Rochester Institute of Technology Email: [email protected]
Application review begins September 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
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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