Open position at FAU

I'm part of the Search Committee for an Assistant Professor position in the fields of Computer Animation/Game Design. Details about the position follow:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, is seeking an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Computer Animation/Game Design. The School seeks an artist with expertise in game design and 3D animation. Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of and research interest in gaming systems, character animation and environmental design. Candidates must be able to offer instruction in storyboarding and animatics, character animation, rendering and compositing, and have considerable practical experience with character modeling and texturing, character rigging and animation, 3D environments, CG lighting, and game engines. Applicants must possess a high degree of technical competency to participate in partnerships with art, entertainment, science, and/or industry.

Candidates must also be skilled in a range of software packages such as Maya, Modo, Mudbox, zBrush, 3D Studio Max, Blender, Softimage, Shake, Nuke, Final Cut, Premiere, and Photoshop. Additional experience with Motion Builder, Python, or other software scripting (MEL) is desirable.

Effective date of employment: August 2010.

MFA or Ph.D. required; preference will go to candidates with active exhibition history, significant practical experience in an active production environment, as well as teaching experience.

Application deadline: November 16, 2009.

Application must be made through FAU’s employment site: Position number: 991611. Attach letter of application and CV to your on-line application. Applicants must also send via standard mail three letters of professional or academic recommendation, and a formal portfolio or reel of creative work; include samples of personal and professional work, and student work if appropriate.

Mailing address:
Dr. Eric Freedman, Chair,
Animation Search Committee,
School of Communication and Multimedia Studies,
Florida Atlantic University,
111 E. Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301.

E-mail for inquiries only:>. For detailed information on FAU, visit our web site at: A background check is required for the person selected for this position. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

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