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. 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 325 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-film-and-animation.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design offers a portfolio of distinctive and internationally-acclaimed programs of study. From centuries-old methods of producing fine art to the latest in digital media and imaging technology, the five schools in the College of Art and Design provide a comprehensive selection of majors related to visual communication, artistic expression, and imaging. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of over 1,600 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/.
Detailed Job Description
The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology is inviting applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Animation.
We seek a talented and enthusiastic, practicing cinematic artist, dedicated to the education of filmmakers and animators, to join our top-ranked film and animation program. We are searching for a candidate who is a creative self-starter with a variety of skill sets and experiences, who also has an understanding of animation history. The ideal candidate will have a passion for animation and experimental techniques and be able to bring new ideas and approaches to help expand our curriculum.
Teach courses about the aesthetics and techniques of animation and experimental cinema to undergraduate and graduate students. Course topics will include experimental animation, production, film language and theory, animation and film history.
Demonstrate proficiency in animation as an artistic practice
Provide academic advising to students
Assist in curriculum development
Participate in committees and provide service to the department and school
Additional experience in any of the following areas is desirable: foundational principles, digital animation techniques, an interest in musical composition for film, cinematic production/theory and fine arts.
The primary responsibility of a lecturer is teaching. A Lecturer is not expected to conduct scholarship, or participate in college or university-level service.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and dedication towards diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree
Teaching experience at the college level, or substantial industry experience, or a MFA (non-terminal Masters) degree by the start of contract
Significant body of film or animation work (portfolio)
Familiarity with the Global History of Animation
Proficiency with experimental techniques and ideas
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Colleges commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
Required Minimum Education Level Bachelors or Equivalent Experience
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Keyword search: 4915BR. Please submit: your online application; a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, your curriculum vitae or resume, and upload the following attachments:
A brief teaching philosophy
The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references
We prefer to view all work through a URL website link (i.e. Vimeo.com or youtube.com). Please include this link in your cover letter and CV.
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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