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California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA, United States
26 days ago
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California, United States
26 days ago

Description

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to 3D Animation, 3D Character Modeling, 3D Environment Modeling, 3D Rigging and Animation, Lighting and Composition, and BFA Capstone 3D Animation. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.



Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (MFA, PhD) in computer animation, or equivalent degree from an accredited institution, or significant sustained industry experience in cinematics, and/or game development
  • Evidence of excellent technical skills in industry standard practices to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in Unreal Engine and related software/hardware used in game development and/or virtual production and/or virtual reality
  • Evidence of a strong record of achievement with significant accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including first‐generation college students
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively within a culturally diverse community of CSUF students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of UE Blueprints, and Simulations, Rigging/Animation or Mocap/Retargeting as it relates to cinematics, games, and/or 3D computer animation production
  • Evidence of a current professional practice in virtual production or game engines for cinematic storytelling and/or experimental art
  • Evidence of professional practice using Python and/or C++ scripting for animation tools and game engines
  • Experience and/or interest in developing new curriculum in game development and/or virtual production
  • Familiarity with Autodesk Maya, Substance, Houdini and/or Zbrush

Application

A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/faculty.php to view all job listings and select requisition #503271 to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:

  • Letter of application in which you respond to the required and preferred qualifications in addition to discussing your teaching philosophy and approach
  • Curriculum Vitae in an academic format (graphically designed vitas are not preferred)
  • Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
    • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity are fundamental to the mission of CSUF. Diversity, as reflected in our student body, refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and viewpoints that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, language, differing abilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. Please discuss how you would include anti-racist and inclusive policies in your teaching and pedagogy, to create a just and equitable classroom. Explain how your experiences and/or qualifications enhance your ability to contribute to the students, faculty, and staff who are members of our diverse CSUF community.
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59043284
  • Location:
    Fullerton, California, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor position in Computer Animation and Game Art
  • Company Name: California State University, Fullerton
  • Industry: Animation Production
  • Job Function: Education / Instruction
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
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