Preference will be given to candidates with strength in 2D animation, who also have experience with Autodesk Maya and the ability to teach 3D animation at the beginning and intermediate level, or candidates with a strength in 3D modeling (Maya and ZBrush) and the rendering pipeline, who can also teach beginning level 2D animation.
The Department of Art www.shsu.edu/art has about 550 undergraduate majors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation. In fall 2021, we will offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice. The BFA in Animation is the largest program in the department with over 200 majors. Ranked by Animation Career Review as one of the top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S, the SHSU Computer Animation curriculum is built on a foundation of fine art courses, emphasizing creativity and experimentation along with technical ability. The program engages students with current and historic trends in animation, and includes courses in the History of Animation, 2D Animation, 3D Modeling and Animation, 3D Character Animation, Experimental Animation, and Interactive Animation.
Examples of student work created in our program can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/user10632544/channels/sort:alphabetical/format:thumbnail
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Animation starting Fall 2021.
We are seeking applicants with an MFA in Animation or a related area who can teach beginning courses in 2D and/or 3D Computer Animation. Preference will be given to candidates with strength in 2D animation, who also have experience with Autodesk Maya and the ability to teach 3D animation at the beginning and intermediate level, or candidates with a strength in 3D modeling (Maya and ZBrush) and the rendering pipeline, who can also teach beginning level 2D animation.
Duties include teaching a 3/3 course load.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:
a detailed CV
artist's statement or description of creative activity
statement of teaching philosophy
names and contact information of three references
samples of personal work *
samples of student work *
*for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.
Official college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for finalists for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted. Applicants that have access to their letters of recommendation can upload them in the supplemental documents section, if they would like. This post has been set up to accept letters both confidentially from references and directly from the applicant.
Internal Number: 27315
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsvi...lle is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. A member of The Texas State University System