Assistant or Associate Professor of Art and Animation
Division of Communication & Creative Media
The Game Studio at Champlain College seeks an engaged artist and educator with a passion for game media looking to share their knowledge and professional experience through teaching in the fields of game art and animation. You will be joining a studio-style cohort of degree programs in a multidisciplinary setting: game art, game design, game programming, and production management – all separate degrees within the Game Studio. Our team-oriented faculty comes from a broad base of industry and academic backgrounds, and our programs are ranked nationally by the Princeton Review. Game Art faculty responsibilities include curriculum and program development, instruction and enrichment, student advising and industry outreach. Find out more about the Game Studio at Champlain College at gamestudio.champlain.edu.
This position requires a minimum of 3 years of professional game-industry experience in the field of art and/or animation for games, with thorough knowledge of game-art pipelines, digital art-tools, the game production process and 3d game engines. Must have a highly developed understanding of color theory, lighting, texture, form and proportion as well as a strong aesthetic sense and the ability to critique. Evidence of a traditional art-background is highly desired, mastery of 3d software is required.
A terminal degree in a creative field and evidence of effective teaching preferred, but not required. Rank is contingent upon the qualifications of successful candidate. All candidates will be requested to provide samples of their work for review by the search committee.
The successful candidate should be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community both inside and outside of the classroom.
Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media services approximately 850 undergraduate and graduate students in cutting-edge BS, BFA and MFA programs devoted to Graphic Design and Digital Media, Digital Filmmaking, Game Design, Game Art & Animation, Professional Writing, Creative Media, Public Relations, Broadcasting and Streaming Media, Emergent Media and Communication.
Applications materials must include a resume/CV, a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications, a portfolio of visual work (online preferred), and contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three references to http://www.champlain.edu/hr . Position will remain open until filled with full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2013. The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College values, supports, and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of students, faculty, and staff.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional certificates on campus, online and abroad. The College, listed in The Princeton Review’s guidebook “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition,” is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.
The College is located in picturesque Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable small cities. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all." Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance. We encourage interested candidates to peruse our http://www.champlain.edu/hr website for more information about our work and cultural environment.
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