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.