Computer Arts and Animation Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool)
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Art and Art History
Specialty or Subdiscipline: 3D Animation & Modeling
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
Purpose: The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university offering undergraduate degrees in studio art and art history, seeks applicants to teach Computer Arts/Animation courses during our 2017-2018 academic year. Depending on applicant background, teaching assignment may include courses in: 3-D animation and modeling, 2-d animation, or other computer arts courses in animation or related fields such as gaming or Virtual/Augmented Reality.
Salary: $6,600 per course
Basic Qualifications: M.F.A. or terminal degree in related field required. Successful past experience teaching digital arts at the college level required. Successful past experience teaching 3-d modeling and 3-d and 2-d animation at the college level required preferred, as it relates to course offerings. Commitment to teaching studio art within a liberal arts context desired.
Preferred Qualifications: M.F.A. or terminal degree in related field required. Successful past experience teaching digital arts at the college level required. Successful past experience teaching 3-d modeling and 3-d and 2-d animation at the college level required preferred, as it relates to course offerings. Commitment to teaching studio art within a liberal arts context desired.
Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Teaching no more than two courses per term and no more than four over the course of the 3 quarters in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. Possible course assignments include: a. Teaching Teaching Arts 173: Introduction to 3D Animation & Modeling/Modeling & Control Rigid Body Dynamics (Mathematical and physical principles of motion of rigid bodies, including movement, acceleration, inertia, and collision. Modeling of rigid body dynamics for three-dimensional graphic simulation; controlling the motion of rigid bodies in robotic applications. ) OR b. Teaching Arts Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation (In-depth exploration of two-dimensional animation and digital storytelling. Students create storyboards, flipbooks, and vector/raster based animation.) OR c. Teaching Arts 97/197 Special Topics (varying topics could include game-related arts, storyboarding, analog animation techniques, virtual reality/augmented reality, etc). OR d. Teaching other computer arts related courses such as digital imaging. Certain classes may offered with mixed levels in same class meetings. For example, ARTS 74 (Basic Digital Imaging) is regularly offered concurrently with ARTS 174 (Digital Imaging). 2. Conducting all assigned class meetings for the entire quarter and exams in a timely and prepared way. Final exams/critiques must be held during exam week (week eleven) 3. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students 4. Holding weekly office hours on campus (1-3 hrs/wk) 5. Assigning and submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline. 6. Administering numerical and narrative course evaluations to each class as assigned by the chair. 7. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, such as attending faculty meetings or department special events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History
Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Close Date: 6/30/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit via the online https://jobs.scu.edu/ 1. A letter of interest, including overview of qualifications. 2. Brief statement of teaching philosophy. 3. A current CV. 4. A list of three professional references, including contact information. 5. Samples of syllabi and supporting instructional materials. 6. 10-20 representative images of student work. a. Please upload representative student work images combined into a single .pdf file of 9MB or less. Or provide a Dropbox link to a zipped file (9MB or less) for each set of images. Please note: the combined size of up to 20 student work images must be no greater than 9MB. 7. Required Image list for student work with medium, year and name of the class in which the work was produced. 8. Website address with links to professional artwork
Additional Information: Position is open until filled. A brief orientation meeting with the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History is advised prior to the start of classes.For questions about the position, please contact Kathy Aoki at email@example.com with the words Computer Arts Adjunct Lecturer in the subject. All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.scu.edu/
About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
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