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Assistant or Associate Professor of Animation and Motion Graphics

Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
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Job description

Reposted Job: Initially posted on 12/18/2014

The Division of Communication Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach animation and motion graphic arts. Experience in digital photography and/or video production is also desirable. Appointment of the position is to begin August 2014. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Essential Functions: The candidate must be able to teach courses related to the creative application of 2D/3D animation, multi-media production, digital media arts, as well as other courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise. The preferred candidate will have animation and video production experience as well as experience using current industry standard 2D/3D software. The candidate will be asked to guide the growth of OBU’s new animation program.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to teach courses in animation, motion graphic arts, and digital media
  • Willingness to teach courses related to the creative application of 2D/3D animation, digital media arts, multi-media production
  • Willingness to teach classes within the converged curriculum of the Division of Communication Arts
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Strong college-level teaching experience and/or strong industry experience
  • Willingness to pursue scholarly/creative activities
  • Willingness to seek involvement in regional and/or national associations
  • Ability to relate well with OBU colleagues
  • Ability to represent the university with constituencies beyond OBU
  • Ability to build rapport with students
  • Willingness to advise students
  • Willingness to actively recruit students

Education:

  • Preferred: An advanced or terminal degree in animation, visual communication, motion graphic arts, video production or a related field
  • Required: A baccalaureate degree with substantial industry experience in animation and motion graphics, and a commitment to pursuing an advanced degree

Experience:

  • Preferred: Successful experience teaching animation/media at the college level, and industry experience
  • Required: Successful experience teaching animation/media at the college level, or substantial industry experience

Equipment:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Special Requirements: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Christian Liberal Arts education and will be an active member of an evangelical congregation. 

How to apply

Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form , vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.