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California State University Fullerton
3D Digital Animation
Ideally, this new faculty member would be described as a Maya Generalist, exhibiting proficiency and professional experience in the following concentrations: 3D animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, and cameras. Courses to be taught include:
Introduction to 3D Digital Imaging and Animation (Art 255)
Character Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, and Animation (Art 355) Special Studies in Animation, Topics in 3D Digital Imaging and Animation (Art 487E)
For more information about the coursework, please refer to the CSUF Art Department website or contact the search committee chair.
This appointment is a teaching assignment and may include studio classes in animation, 3D modeling, rigging, and 3D imaging. Faculty have 18 studio contact hours per week, four hours of office hours, attendance at faculty and area meetings, and participation in other professional activities and service to the department, university and/or community. Faculty members are responsible for creative activity and/or scholarly research recognized by peer review, professional activity (currency in the field) and service to the department, university and community. Participation in outreach to area colleges and high schools is also required.
* An MFA degree in an appropriate area is required.
* A minimum of three years professional experience in animation or an animation related industry such as games or visual FX is highly desirable.
* The candidate must have the ability to teach classes listed above using current animation, digital video and graphics software, especially Autodesk Maya.
* Additionally the candidate will have demonstrated an ability to contribute to a positive working environment and interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of colleagues, students, faculty and staff.
Rank and Salary
This is a tenure-track position, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor, although consideration will be given to candidates meriting appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience, and qualifications, Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse/domestic partner/dependents fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, an affordable housing program, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:
The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design to offer the BA, BFA, MA and MFA in Art. CSUF is located about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County. The department has approximately 1,500 undergraduate art majors including 100 graduate students, 32 full-time faculty and 70 part-time faculty. A full range of fine arts and professional programs is offered, a 45,000 sq. ft. graduate studio/residence/exhibition facility - Grand Central Art Center is located 15 minutes from campus, and a nationally recognized art gallery is located a vital feature in our visual arts complex.
Job Control Number: 23603G-12-016
Appointment Date: August 2012
A letter of application; teaching philosophy; resume; list of three references; a reel and portfolio containing a minimum of 15-20 examples of your current work and 8-12 examples of student work (if available). Document the contents of the reel with a shot list specifying what you were responsible for in the material presented.
Please submit your work digitally on a Macintosh compatible CD-ROM as Quicktimes and JPEGs within two appropriately labeled folders and an image list with project descriptions, or as a hard copy portfolio (please submit quality copies of your work-no originals) and a DVD NTSC reel along with a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope or Pre-Paid Mailer for return to:
Chair, Entertainment Art/Animation Search Committee
Department of Art
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
To be assured of full consideration please submit all materials by Monday January 16, 2012. Position remains open until filled. Interviews will be held at Fullerton in February 2012.
Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/ VEVRA/ADA Employer
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