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Fwd: Faculty Opening, Univ. of Oregon Dept of Art: Animation

Von: Nancy Yen-wen Cheng <nywc@uoregon.edu>
Datum: 02. Dezember 2011 21:11:16 MEZ

University of Oregon Department of Art

Faculty Opening: Assistant Professor -  Studio Artist: Animation
for more information:  http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=3681

Position:  The University of Oregon’s Department of Art is accepting applications for a tenure-related faculty position (three years, with a possibility of renewal) in Digital Arts, Animation.  This is an entry-level position with the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary commensurate with experience.  Start date September 16, 2012.  The position is a full-time, nine-month academic year appointment.

Qualifications:  MFA required. We are seeking artists who are interested in contributing to an established and progressive contemporary media arts program.  The candidate is expected to have an active art practice and an exhibition and professional record.  Previous college teaching experience desirable.  The applicant should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, in an art context: traditional media animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling/animation, and processing/programming animation.  Demonstration of strong conceptual development, sophisticated aesthetics across media and a solid background in art theory, art history and art criticism is highly desirable.  Evidence of the candidate’s research should exemplify an art practice.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and media areas.

Position description:  The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to teach in Digital Arts, specifically animation, with additional interdisciplinary opportunities.  The teaching assignment is five courses per year (three-term system), possibly including one departmental foundation, graduate seminar, or lecture course.  The successful candidate is expected to continue active research in the field. Departmental responsibilities, including advising undergraduate students and MFA candidates, are shared by all faculty.

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