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Assistant Teaching Professor/Art & Design-Animation & Games

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Assistant Teaching Professor - Animation and Game Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking an Assistant Teaching Professor in Animation and Game Arts to teach in our NASAD accredited BFA and MFA Art and Design programs starting September 2024.

The faculty member appointed to this position will teach courses in 3-D modeling and animation, senior animation studio, VR/AR development, game design, and digital media foundations. We are seeking a faculty member whose primary research interest falls in the area of 3-D animation and game development. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses, work on an individual basis with graduate students, conduct a program of creative and/or scholarly work, contribute to curriculum development and other aspects of the intellectual life of the department, serve as advisor for undergraduate students, provide appropriate professional service, and perform other duties as assigned. A typical teaching load for a studio Assistant Teaching Professor is six courses per year.

Minimum qualifications: MFA or terminal degree in the field or a related field (e.g., Animation, Interactive Media, Technical Art, Visual Effects, PhD in Engineering), extensive 3D animation experience in the profession (4+ years of professional experience in the game or film industry, shipped titles preferred); a minimum of two years teaching experience; documented success in student learning with emphasis in three-dimensional and two-dimensional computer animation and game design; strong organizational skills; a record of scholarship and professional activity in 3D animation.

Preferred qualifications: Documented success in student learning in storyboarding, storytelling, game art pro, and/or fundamental and advanced digital media production; VFX experience; ability to counsel students on careers and opportunities in the fields of animation and games, entertainment, education; experience with service learning and/or community outreach.

Application materials include; letter addressing qualifications; curriculum vitae; a link to your digital portfolio or demo reel or 20 samples of own work and 20 samples of

student work; examples of syllabi and assignments; statement of teaching philosophy; artist or professional statement; the names and contact information for three references.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMass Dartmouth has over 500 students and is the flagship visual and performing arts college in the UMass system. Offering an art school experience within a four-year, national tier 1 research university setting, CVPA offers 15 concentrations in Art and Design, Art History, Art Education, and Music. Centrally located between Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, and Newport, UMass Dartmouth’s enrollment comprises 8,650 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 100 bachelor’s and master's degree programs. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching and research.

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Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

Screening of applications begins February 19, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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