Professor of Visual Effects

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Professor of Visual Effects

Location:   Savannah
Position Number   F01507
Position Type:   Full Time
Position Title   Professor of Visual Effects
Specialty:   Visual Effects
Work Year:   Academic Year


SCAD Savannah seeks a full-time professor of visual effects — a master of illusion, familiar with creating believable images that are impossible (or impractical) to shoot in the real world — to help talented students make their own incredible dreams a reality.

In this role, you will also demonstrate expert proficiency in photorealistic rendering and shading, as well as programming to extend the functionality of Maya, Houdini, and shaders.

The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with industry standard rendering and shading techniques and must be familiar with current trends and technological developments in visual effects. The candidate should be comfortable in a LINUX environment and with software such as Renderman, PRman, and Arnold, including the use of RenderMan-for-Maya and Maya-to-Arnold plugins. The ideal candidate should also have knowledge of scripting Houdini’s VEX and Disney’s SeExpr language as well as expertise/interest in advances toward real-time rendering. Familiarity with other renderers such as RedShift is a bonus.

- Terminal degree or its equivalent in visual effects or a related field
- College-level teaching experience preferred
- Familiarity with UV and ptex techniques, and the USD file format
- Knowledge of C++ and Python languages

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Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled   Yes

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special instructions to applicants: 

Note: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Portfolio

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Student Work Samples

Supplemental Questions

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