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Tenure Track Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology Full-Time  Rochester, New York, United States 25 Jan 2024

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty

 

8590BR

 

College of Art and Design

 

CAD Film and Animation

 

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track

 

Faculty Discipline: Animation

 

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

 

Employment Category: Fulltime

 

Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2024

 

Detailed Job Description

RIT School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks an active artist dedicated to the education of filmmakers/animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in Experimental animated filmmaking. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of animation and experimental animation production, and thus an extensive knowledge of animation filmmaking processes is integral. The successful candidate has experience teaching animation production and is capable of inspiring a critical and creative environment in the classroom.

The candidate should have demonstrable experience in experimental production techniques and processes within commercial and/or independent animation production. Proficiency in some of the following areas is expected: direct-on-film animation, frameless works, live-action hybrid production, video installation, analog techniques, and 2D performative animation. The candidate is expected to cover a full teaching load consisting of courses in filmmaking, animation techniques, animation writing and theory, and creative production practices.

Applicants with broad-based expertise in animation and filmmaking practices, and excellent writing and communication skills are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching five courses per year ranging from lower-division foundations to upper-division and graduate levels.
  • Working with animation and film production faculty on program and curricular development.
  • Maintaining a high level of expertise in current animation trends.
  • Advising students for capstone/thesis films and providing professional mentorship.
  • Engaging in scholarly activities and research within the arts, design, and media disciplines.
  • Engaging in University, college and departmental service and community outreach.

We are seeking an individual to live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all; who has the ability and interest in leading and contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040, http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030, and http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050.

We are seeking an individual to live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all; who has the ability and interest in leading and contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040, http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030, and http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050.

Department/College Description

THE SCHOOL: The internationally recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either Animation or Live-Action, as well as a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. Students work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the recent addition, MAGIC Spell Studios, with its 7,000 square foot stage, sound mixing theatre, digital color correction suite, and 4K laser projection Atmos theatre. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry.

SOFA enrollment is 380+ undergraduate and 50 graduate students. Within six months of graduating, 85% of our undergraduate students were fully employed or within a graduate program,

https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-film-and-animation.

THE COLLEGE: RIT’s College of Art and Design is the university’s creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of nearly 2,000 students (UG and Grad), 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our College’s ecosystem. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design also takes full advantage of RIT’s opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses, https://rit.edu/artdesign.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in the Arts (MFA or equivalent)
  • Body of past work and current practice
  • Prior college-level teaching or mentorship experience
  • Experience in experimental animation
  • Experience creating both narrative and non-narrative works
  • Professional filmmaking and/or exhibition experience
  • Proficiency with current industry standard software

Required Minimum Education Level

MFA

Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Students’ Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8590BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment s/Diversity_Statement_Guide_for_candidates_4-12.docx
  • A PDF or a link to a website presenting, at minimum, five (5) examples of peer-reviewed, exhibited or published professional work
  • A PDF or a link to a website presenting examples of student work

You can contact the search committee with questions about the position at:

Karen Henry, Search Committee Secretary, School of Film and Animation, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York; Email: kahppd@rit.edu.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://apptrkr.com/4961276

Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Hourly/Salary Minimum: 68000

 

Hourly/Salary Maximum:75000

 

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