Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Digital Media
Drexel University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position available in its Animation & Visual Effects Major, which is part of the Digital Media Program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The start date for the anticipated position is September 1, 2013.
The successful candidate should hold an advanced degree in a related field, although a Bachelor’s degree, along with significant and exemplary professional experience, may be considered. A minimum of five years professional experience in animation or an animation related industry such as games or visual effects, and college-level teaching experience is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates who have in-depth knowledge and skills in areas including, but not limited to, real time motion capture and/or medical applications of computer animation. It is expected that the successful candidate will achieve a high productive research, scholarship, or creative work agenda, either funded through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Further responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service at the program, college and university levels.
Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted though DrexelJobs.com. Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; a curriculum vitae; a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; a one-page document describing a strategy for research, scholarship, or creative work; and a link to a demo reel.
Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel's unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 3 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a "School to Watch for in 2012."
The Digital Media Program has been ranked in the top 10 programs to study game design by Gamepro Media and the Princeton Review. It is housed in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, one of the Universities’ 12 schools and colleges. The Westphal College offers sixteen undergraduate and five graduate programs in media, design and the performing arts, a number of which are nationally ranked, to over 2,100 students. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on learning and an award-winning faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest technologies. For more information about the College or the Digital Media Program please visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal and http://digm.drexel.edu.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Digital Media Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.