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Assistant/Assoc. Professor of 3D Graphics and Animation.

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant/Assoc. Professor of 3D Graphics and Animation.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0160190
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The School of Visual Arts seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track faculty with a specialization in 3D graphics and Animation. Responsibilities include teaching a strong curriculum of learning, discovery, and engagement; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate curriculum; providing creative direction and scholarship; maintaining a strong national/international creative research agenda; facilitating design studios; and advising students. Faculty are expected to participate in school, college and university level service and outreach programs including collaboration and cross-disciplinary work with other programs within the School of Visual Arts (SOVA), committee work, and administrative duties.

Required Qualifications:

This position requires a terminal degree in 3D animation or related field; experience teaching 3D animation at the university or college level beyond graduate school teaching appointments; a desire to work collaboratively and across disciplines with proven academic leadership experience. The candidate’s portfolio should demonstrate a good sense of character design with 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting and rendering; experience using motion capture; professional experience in the field of VFX is highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of industry standard content creation software packages (i.e Maya, Zbrush, Cinema4D, AfterEffects, Photoshop, and RenderMan); and evidence of an on-going and active professional exhibition record at a national and international level with a broad understanding in the history and theory of contemporary 2D and 3D animation. Expertise with MEL/Python scripting in Maya, or coding in Unity or Unreal game engines is highly desirable

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ (posting TR0160190) and provide; Cover Letter, Résumé or Curriculum Vita, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, List of Three References, Transcripts, Artist Statement, Appropriate evidence of Scholarly and Creative Activity and Portfolio. All documents should be electronically submitted as PDFs on the application website. Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Thomas Tucker (thomasjt@vt.edu). Review of applications will begin January 27, 2017.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Department: School of Visual Arts
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 12/16/2016
Review Begin Date: 01/27/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72351

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Transcript
  5. Candidate Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. Other Doc
  8. Portfolio
  9. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents