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Asst. Professor, Media Arts-3D Digital Media

Organization: University of South Carolina
Date Posted: 10/1/2019
Date Needed: 8/16/2020
City: Columbia
Location: South Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

Candidates must apply at

Candidates should be prepared to upload PDFs to that system which should include:

letter of application that includes description of research/practice and pedagogy;
complete CV that includes links to relevant artwork, publications, and student work examples;
A list and descriptions of courses taught;
names and contact information of three professional references;
a one-page budget outlining potential research-related startup expenses in your first two years (this may include materials, supplies, travel, or professional development).

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by December 15, 2019.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

How to Apply / Contact

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Media Arts, to commence August 16, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who incorporate a wide range of digital animation-related skills into their creative practice. This can include, but is not limited to 3D rendering, model/asset creation, rigging, texturing, deployment pipelines, inverse kinematics, and general applied usage across a wide range of platforms (including cinema, gaming, and VR). A successful candidate’s research will bring together forward-thinking methods of animation and creative prowess as demonstrated by a record of exhibition and recognition approaching a national level.

The teaching emphasis will be in general media education, 3D animation, traditional animation, digital performance, game development, and other emerging art forms. A successful candidate will provide our students with a robust skill set that will support their ability to develop digital arts-related media and experiences, while using new animation technologies.

MFA or PhD in hand is required at the start of the position. The successful candidate must have the appropriate terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2020.

A successful applicant will be willing to teach a range of production courses across a diverse undergraduate and graduate media arts curriculum, from digital media arts foundations to advanced production in several specialties.

About UofSC 
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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