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Academic Professional Track (non-tenure): Instructional Assistant Professor- Animation Position


College Station Texas
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The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will be expected to teach studio, lecture, and seminar courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of animation and/or VFX.

This position is loosely defined as “animation” and includes a range of possible specializations. An ideal candidate would have experience in several areas, with expertise in one or two disciplines. Desired topics include procedural modeling, character animation, character rigging, layout, visual effects, surfacing / texturing, lighting & rendering, and digital sculpting. Instruction in these courses includes teaching the fundamental principles and elements of relevant digital content-creation tools, including (but not limited to) Maya, Houdini, and the Substance suite. Familiarity with industry-standard software and tools is expected.

Ideal candidates for this position are comfortable with the production pipelines for both animation / VFX and real-time projects and can implement digital content into both workflows. Experience with Unreal Engine is desirable. 

Nine-month academic-track position with a starting date of August 2022. Salary, benefits, and compensation packages are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities for these positions include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and service to the department, university, and the field, including outreach to industry. 


Candidates must have either a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in a related field or have equivalent professional experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. 

In rare circumstances, candidates with an extraordinary record of accomplishment without a terminal degree will be considered. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://viz.arch.tamu.edu).

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at  http://apply.interfolio.com/104841 and upload the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) creative works portfolio (10 selected works), 4) teaching statement/portfolio (10 selected students works), and 5) a list of three references (including postal address, phone number, and email address).

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.