Assistant Professor- Digital Animation (tenure-track)

first_imgWhat is your Philosophy for serving students?(Open Ended Question)If you have not had higher ed experience, please explain yourinterest in working in this environment.(Open Ended Question)Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question)Do you have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience?(Open Ended Question) What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreePHD Posting DetailsPosition TitleAssistant Professor- Digital Animation (tenure-track)Job DescriptionMissouri Western seeks an individual capable of teaching a widerange of courses at the undergraduate level. The successfulcandidate will be able to teach classes in animation, game artdesign, V.R., and support our foundation level courses. Thesuccessful candidate will teach an average of three studio coursesper semester, including foundation art course as required.Assistant Professors are responsible to educate students, engage inoriginal research and creative activities that are published orpresented in peer-reviewed settings.Duties include:• Teaching: teach undergraduate and graduate students in a specificfield of expertise; participation in programs that promoteinstructional development in the discipline; develop and managecurricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental anduniversity standards; participation in campus initiatives relatedto teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, andapplied learning.• Scholarship: engage in scholarly and creative activities leadingto peer-reviewed artifacts, performances, and/or exhibitionsincluding basic research or creative expression, reviews and/orintegrates prior research, applies current knowledge andinnovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature andimprovement of teaching.• Service: document students’ attendance, participation, andacademic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects,quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan andcreate lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintaincurrency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provideacademic advising and support related to the academic progress ofstudents; is accessible to students outside the classroom,providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoringstudents in matters related to academic success; engage in serviceactivities in support of departmental, college, and universityneeds; service supporting community outreach; and service torelevant.Required QualificationsCandidates must have an M.F.A. in Digital Animation, Game Design,or related field, display a commitment to undergraduate educationin a liberal arts institution.Must demonstrate a record of scholarly or professional achievement,and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.Excellent working knowledge of Mac and P.C. computers and theability to encourage critical thinking and problem solving isessential.Must be authorized to work in the United States.Preferred QualificationsKnowledge of the following software is desired Unreal or Unity GameEngine, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere, Photoshop,Illustrator, etc.), Autodesk Maya and Mudbox or Zbrush.Physical DemandsSedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 poundsFLSAExemptAdditional DemandsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interactionwith coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient toexchange or convey information and to receive work direction• Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with thefaculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds• Strong organizational skills• Ability to multitask• Ability to engage large groups of people with complicatedmaterial• Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience• Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in apublic forum• Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications,online learning management systems, and other forms of technologyrelated to the position• Passionate about specific academic fields and education ingeneral• Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learningoutcomes assessmentHours of WorkVaries depending on classes.Posting NumberS084POpen Date09/04/2020Priority Deadline04/19/2021Open Until FilledYesSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscripts (unofficial)Curriculum VitaeReferences (3-5 with contact information)Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness(Student Evaluations)Statement of Teaching Philosophy (One Page)Digital Portfolio showcasing professional work (submitURL)Optional Documents Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?YesNolast_img read more