Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design (Tenure-track)
Ferris State University
November 11, 2017
Big Rapids, Michigan, Michigan
Summary of Position:
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. KCAD is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member to teach in Digital Art and Design. As a KCAD faculty member, you will engage in three kinds of professional development: continuous improvement in teaching effectiveness, creative and/or scholarly contribution within your discipline, and a college service commitment that includes committee work and community engagement for the advancement of KCAD's mission. You will assist with advising students regarding their academic plan and progress as well as their co-curricular and post-graduation opportunities.
Digital Art and Design graduates will be innovative artists and designers, well prepared to create rich media experiences that combine imaging, animation, sound and interactivity.
This teaching assignment with the BFA in Digital Art and Design program focuses in 2D Motion Design, 3D Motion Design, and Video Production. The Digital Art and Design program includes curriculum in 2D Animation, 3D Game Art, Visual Development, Interaction Design, and Motion Design as well as a course in animation and medical illustration. Full-time, tenure-track faculty members at KCAD teach 18 semester credit hours per academic year, typically 3 courses each fall and spring semester.
Master of Fine Arts degree or a terminal degree in an art and/or design field related to content being taught.
Required Work Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of a combination of recent relevant professional industry experience in 2D motion design, 3D motion design, and video production.
Minimum of 1 year of full-time university or college-level teaching experience (or 6 courses of adjunct teaching). Experience in medical visualization. Experience with current software including After Effects, Premiere, Cinema 4D, Modo, ZBrush, and Audio. Understanding of accessibility and universal design practices. Ability to engage in evidence-based assessment.
Proposed Salary: Starting at $49,000
Location: Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University - Grand Rapids
Internal Number: 29457
About Ferris State University
Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.