Free open Job in North, South & Central America Area Head, Tenure Track – Assistant / Associate Professor of 3D and Digital Animation at University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver – Visual Arts Department

The Visual Arts Department in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) seeks a qualified individual to fill a full-time ranked faculty position as an Assistant / Associate Professor in Digital Animation who will also serve as area head. This position is a 40/40/20 split between research, teaching and service. While serving as area head, the teaching portion will be reduced to a 2/2 teaching load. The start date for this position is August, 2017. 

Qualified candidates will be expected to teach courses in 3D modeling, animation, texturing and lighting, and rigging with an emphasis in Maya. The ideal candidate will have expertise using software commonly used in the industry (Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Unity, Unreal, ZBrush, Substance Designer).  

To achieve tenure, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active national and/or international record of exhibition and professional accomplishments. To facilitate creative research activities the successful candidate will have an option to obtain an additional course release during their first year. 

In addition to research, teaching and service the hired candidate will be the area head for the Digital Animation Center (DAC). As area head a successful candidate will provide vision and leadership for the animation emphasis, supervise budgets in coordination with CAM staff, review technology investments and develop class schedules and faculty teaching assignments, advise students, review curriculum and provide oversight to maintain a high quality of instruction for students. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD degree or its equivalent in art/animation/computer graphics/gaming or a related field
  • A body of creative work that reflects a high degree of knowledge in 3D animation
  • Ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students
  • Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner

College-level teaching experience teaching 3D animation and/or modeling. Specifically, course in 3D modeling, animation, texturing and lighting, and rigging with an emphasis in Maya.

  • Experience in supporting faculty attainment and working within a university environment
  • Ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity, that treats faculty, staff and learners fairly and that is hospitable to creativity and innovation 

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