Asst. Professor of Media Arts & Studies, emphasis area Games & Animation Tenure Track

Asst. Professor of Media Arts & Studies, emphasis area Games & Animation 
Tenure Track

Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies and Scripps College of Communication invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Media Arts with a focus on animation.

Successful candidates should have a terminal degree in media production, animation, or a closely related field, previous teaching experience, and an active creative practice.

Successful applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the production of both traditional and digital animation. Production experience in the areas of character design, storyboarding, concept development, screenwriting and editing are desirable.

Courses taught may include technical and conceptual topics and issues over a broad range of levels.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of After Effects and other Adobe Creative Cloud software. Additional experience with Toon Boom and Dragonframe preferred.

In addition to animation, the faculty member will provide teaching expertise in one or more of the School’s other undergraduate areas of concentration such as media & social change, screenwriting/producing, or integrated media. Preference will go to candidates with the ability to teach general University requirements within the major, in particular senior-level Tier IIIsynthesis courses. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in undergraduate advising and faculty service as well.

Opportunities also exist to work with the Games Research and Immersive Design Lab and Immersive Media Initiative on creative projects. The School is home to a robust graduate program including a newly created MFA. Preferences given to applicants with a creative practice that prepares them for serving as an active member of the graduate program faculty.

The School of Media Arts & Studies offers B.S., M.A., MFA, and PhD. degrees to approximately 780 students. School Facilities include two state-of-the-art recording studios, professional grade audio listening lab, two 20-station Audio/Video/Animation Macintosh labs, a multi-camera television studio and field production equipment. The Scripps College of Communication is the academic home of the School of Media Arts & Studies and four other units: The School of Communication Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of journalism, the School of Visual Communication, and the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems.

Ohio University, the oldest U.S. university west of the Allegheny Mountains, has a main campus enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. The University, College, and School have a strong commitment to students. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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