3D Animation and Digital Foundations Lecturer

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title 3D Animation and Digital Foundations Lecturer
College/Unit College of Communication & Fine Arts
Home Department Department of Art and Design
Employee Group Fixed-Term Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Fixed-Term Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full time fixed term position in Animation and Digital Foundations. Position will begin August 20, 2018. May be renewed annually, based on satisfactory performance and student enrollment. Benefits (including full medical) and retirement contributions provided.

This position is in support of the growing need of the new Animation Program and foundation level Digital Design courses.

Teach one 3D Animation Course per semester (3D Animation 1: Foundations-Fall/3D Animation II: Character Building-Spring

Teach three foundation level Digital Design sections in the fall and 2 in the spring, with the possibility of increased animation sections in the spring.

Required Qualifications

MFA in Animation. BFA and professional work equivalent (10 years) in 3D Animation acceptable. Skills should include 3D modeling, lighting, and animation. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

College level teaching experience as instructor of record.

Working knowledge in Maya for 3D Modeling, lighting, and animation.

Experience with Z-brush and character rigging.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.

Position is open until filled although priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 18, 2018

Application Procedure:
• Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
• Please include contact information for three (3) professional references (include both email and phone number).
• Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of personal work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) to “Work Sample.”
• Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of student work at diverse levels of instruction to “optional – other document.”
• Upload student evaluations and/or course syllabi, if available, to “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness.”

For additional information, please call the CMU Department of Art and Design at 989-774-3025.

About the Department

To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 02/20/2018
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website, HigherEdJobs.com, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document (1)
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Work Sample
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  2. Other Document (2)