Assistant Professor in Computer Animation at Sam Houston State University

The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor in the Computer Animation Program. The position will begin in August 2015. Applicants must have earned an MFA in Computer Animation or a related discipline to be eligible for this position. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach introductory and intermediate level courses in 2D and or 3D animation. The candidate should have experience using Adobe Flash and Autodesk Maya, and should be familiar with both PC and MAC operating systems. Other desired qualifications include expertise in 3D Character Animation, and 2D and or 3D interactive multimedia. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level and industry experience is preferred.
 
One of the largest programs in the Department of Art, Computer Animation offers a BFA within a curriculum that emphasizes a range of approaches to the discipline of animation. In 2014, the SHSU Computer Animation Program was included in Animation Career Review's top 100 animation schools in the country, and was ranked #6 in the Southwest.
 
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Learn more about the SHSU Department of Art at www.shsu.edu/art
 
Candidates must possess an MFA or terminal degree in a related field and demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Industry experience is also an asset.
 
Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:
- cover letter
- statement of teaching philosophy
- a detailed CV
- names and contact information of three references
- samples of personal work
- samples of student work
- for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.
 
Official college transcripts will be required for finalists for this position.
 
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
 
Online Application Form: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11709
 
Questions about the position or application process should be directed to:
Megan Barrett - Assistant to the Chair

Department of Art

PO Box 2089

Huntsville, Texas 77341
936-294-1315
mbarrett@shsu.edu
 
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.