Academic Position, Position

Assistant Professor in Motion Design & Animation, UConn, Digital Media & Design

The Digital Media & Design Department in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Motion Design and Animation at the rank of Assistant Professor. Primary appointment will be at the UConn Stamford campus. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019.

The position will have a focus on Motion Design and Animation. Our ideal applicant has significant creative experience in the area of motion graphics and digital animated film production for the purposes of fine art, entertainment, advertising, marketing, branding, or scientific research and visualizations. The successful candidate will teach courses with a creative focus on animation, motion graphics, design, and cinematic time-based storytelling.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research and scholarship through: high quality publications, presentations at prominent national and international academic conferences, extramural funding, impact as measured through citations, exhibitions, and/or national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, a successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Candidates will also be expected to participate in departmental and university service to support curricular and program development and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

Full application details here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13119

Further Info:

www.digitalmedia.uconn.edu
Stacy Webb <stacy.webb@uconn.edu>

University of Connecticut
Digital Media and Design
1 Bishop Circle
Unit 4260
Storrs, CT 06269-2142

About: UConn's Digital Media & Design (DMD) department is a uniquely interdisciplinary academic unit lead by faculty from the arts, business, STEM, and humanities fields. Established in 2013, this innovative and evolving department currently has 19 full-time faculty members across two campuses (Storrs and Stamford), 350 undergraduate and 12 graduate students. DMD is the one of the largest majors at the Stamford campus and offers BFA and BA degrees with the following concentrations:

  • Digital Media Strategies for Business (BA)
  • Digital Culture, Learning, & Advocacy (BA)
  • Motion Media/2D Animation (BFA)
  • Web/Interactive Media Design (BFA)
  • Digital Film/Video Production (BFA) - in development for Fall 2019

All of our concentrations place a strong emphasis on collaboration and experiential learning. We believe that this best prepares our students for the challenges they may face when working in industry. The department has established strong working partnerships with large and small companies, start-ups, public institutions and charitable nonprofits; giving students hands-on, real-world opportunities that benefit the creative economy of the state.

Building on our corporate relationships and partnerships, DMD Stamford students and alumni have secured internships and full-time jobs at local design agencies and leading digital companies headquartered in Lower Fairfield County. A growing tech community has also given rise to Stamford-based Digital Media startups, the Stamford Global Game Jam, and other hackathon and maker faire events, which allow students and faculty to engage in short and long-term projects within the community.

The UConn Stamford campus is in a vibrant and exciting city – with over 400 restaurants, bars, and entertainment and art venues. With easy access to New York City and home to companies like NBC Sports, WWE, and Blue Sky Studios, Stamford has become a prime location for any practitioner and researcher of Digital Media.

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