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Assistant Professor - Visual Effects and Animation

Assistant Professor - Visual Effects - Animation

The Cinema & Digital Arts Department of Point Park University invites applications for one full-time, tenure track position available to begin in Fall 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be able to teach the intermediate and advanced level courses in visual effects in the program’s curriculum, as well as courses outside of his/her specialization such as animation (stop motion, 2d and 3d), game design and general digital media/arts classes.  

The Animation and Visual Effects Major offers a BA degree with concentrations in Animation and Visual Effects.  This major is part of the Cinema and Digital Arts program which also offers a BA degree in Cinema Production with concentrations in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, and sound, and a BA degree in screenwriting.  This program has a specific mission and focus of fostering a highly collaborative environment between all three majors.  The Cinema and Digital Arts Department has over 250 full-time majors and is part of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, along with departments in Theatre and Dance.

Requirements:  For a tenure-track appointment an MFA or other appropriate terminal degree in visual effects, animation, digital arts or a related field is required.  The ideal candidate will also have significant professional experience and a record of successful teaching at the university level. Ideal candidates should also have experience with the following software: Maya, After Effects, Nuke and ZBrush.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA  15222 or by e-mail to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu.  If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: Assistant Professor – Visual Effects - Animation

Review of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until the position is filled. Positions are subject to approval of funding.  For additional information, visit www.pointpark.edu. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

About the University: Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square, in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.