Instructional Faculty, College of Art and Design - Tenure Track 4368BR College of Art and Design CAD Film and Animation
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track, Tenured Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019
Department/College Description THE DEPARTMENT: 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 and a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. 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 typically 275 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https://artdesign.rit.edu/schools/film-animation.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The College offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences, and Print Media. 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 has an enrollment of over 1,600 undergraduate students and 290 graduate students, https://artdesign.rit.edu/.
Detailed Job Description
The RIT School of Film and Animation, in collaboration with the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (RIT MAGIC Center), invites candidates for a tenure-track position at assistant, associate, or full professor rank with expertise and collaborative potential in the field of Motion Picture Special Effects. This position is being filled as part of a strategic hire in collaboration with the MAGIC Spell Studios effort, a new public-private partnership at the university focused on growing the regional, state, and national economy through entrepreneurial and creative engagements with the digital media sector. Successful candidates are expected to contribute broadly to the goals of the MAGIC Center, as well as one or more of the academic programs in the School of Film and Animation. Multi-disciplinary approaches are highly encouraged, and this position will be eligible for tenure in the College of Art and Design.
About the RIT MAGIC Center and MAGIC Spell Studios: The MAGIC Center is the university's multi-disciplinary hub for the exploration and production of digital media by the RIT community. It represents a conscious and deliberate effort to blur the lines between the arts and the sciences, between technology and expression, between the study of the creation of media and its impact and effect on society and the human condition. The MAGIC Center is designed to bridge the gap between research and prototyping, a common output of academia, and the ability to bring industry polish and commercial scale and support to associated projects. At the MAGIC Center, faculty, staff, student researchers, artists, and practitioners come together to create, contextualize, and apply new knowledge in a multitude of related fields and disciplines as appropriate not only to STEM, or the Arts & Humanities, but their intersection.
Founded in 2013 through the Office of the President, the RIT MAGIC Center and MAGIC Spell Studios represent a university-wide strategic effort and focus on digital media research and development across the university and in collaboration with multiple programs, departments, centers, and community efforts. The center and studio are directly intertwined to support both exploration and research in digital media with early-stage commercialization and entrepreneurially focused mentorship for the entire campus community, and report directly to the Office of the Vice President for Research. It was further designated one of three NY State Games Hubs' in 2016 along with RPI and NYU, with regional and state-wide opportunities and responsibilities through this network, and has already published numerous games, apps, and collaborative projects, including the first Xbox One game ever published directly by a college or university. The university has further partnered with state and community partners for the construction of the MAGIC Spell Studios building, a newly-opened $25M facility that helps provide a home for these activities at the university. The facility contains a 7,000 sq ft sound stage that qualifies for use under the NY State Film Tax Credit, a 185-seat 4K theatre, three digital media labs, a commercial incubation lab, a VR/AR/MR lab, stop-motion rooms, 2D and 3D animation classrooms, numerous other labs and facilities, as well as offices and workspaces for affiliated faculty and staff. More information about the center, the studio, and various projects and efforts therein is available at magic.rit.edu.
Required Minimum Qualifications
BA, BS or BFA degree
Significant relevant industry experience.
Demonstrated academic and/or commercial achievement in visual effects and one or more of the following: image processing, cinema systems engineering, computer graphics, computational cinematography, or virtual or augmented reality application development, interactive media.
Ability to contribute to economic development goals and research objectives of MAGIC Spell Studios and the RIT MAGIC Center.
Ability to contribute to curricular, research, and service opportunities in the School of Film and Animation.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the universitys continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level BA, BFA, BS
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
A statement of teaching philosophy
The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/ Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. 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.
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