Assistant Professor – Digital Media Design

Posted in on 04/10/2013

Rhode Island College

Company Website

employment.ric.edu

Company Email

jobs@ric.edu

Job Type

Faculty

Location

Providence, RI

Address

Providence, RI

Description :

Position Overview:

The Art Department at Rhode Island College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Art in Digital Media Design to teach courses in, and oversee a new Digital Media Design undergraduate concentration, and teach graduate courses for the Media Studies program as needed.

The successful candidate will teach 3 studio courses per semester (undergraduate or graduate). Course topics will include 2-D and 3-D animation, web design, interactive design, (CSS, xhtml, Action Script, etc.), pixel-based design and vector-based design, as well as contemporary approaches to art and design, and theoretical and critical issues in visual art and digital media design.

Software used in teaching includes, but is not limited to, the Adobe Creative Suite,® MAYA® or comparable applications. Digital design studio courses are taught in a Macintosh computer lab, and are capped at 16 students.

The Department of Art serves approximately 365 majors in Studio Art (Studio Art concentrations include Ceramics, Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture), Art History, Art Education (undergraduate and graduate), and the Media Studies (graduate) programs.

There are 16 full-time faculty who teach, advise students, serve on departmental and College committees, and research in their respective fields. We are a collegial faculty, dedicated to the academic success of our students. Our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art + Design (NASAD).

The College anticipates the completion of a 54,000 square-foot renovation of the Art Center in 2014. This facility will include a new second floor Digital Design/Media Studies/Graphic Design area with two Macintosh computer labs (each with 16 student workstations, 1 instructor workstation and digital projector), a recording room, seminar room with digital projection for lectures, printers, tools, work tables and storage closets. The new Art Center will also include new art studios, workshop areas, an image library, student gallery, student lounges, photography lab, dark room, multipurpose presentation areas, and faculty and administrative offices, providing a comprehensive creative environment for students.

Go to http://www.ric.edu/art to see illustrations of the new Art Center and program details.

Established in 1854, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive mid-size institution of approximately 9,000 students. The 180-acre campus is located in beautiful, historic Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, with excellent proximity to the academic and cultural resources of Boston and New York City.

Division:
Rhode Island College
Section:
Academic Affairs
Unit (College Department)
Art Department
Position Status:
Continuing
End Date of Temporary, Limited or Restricted Position:
Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full Time
Duties and Responsibilities:
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Job Functions:

-Teach 2-D and 3-D animation, web design, interactive design, (CSS, xhtml, Action Script, etc.), pixel-based design and vector-based design at the undergraduate or graduate level.
-Teach contemporary approaches to art and design, and engage students in theoretical and critical issues in visual art and digital media design at the undergraduate or graduate level.
-Teach the use of the Adobe Creative Suite®, Autodesk MAYA® (or comparable software) and other applications as needed.
-Teach the use of Macintosh computers and Mac OS.
-Teach graduate courses for the Media Studies Program.
-Serve as coordinator for the Digital Media Design concentration.
-Advise students.
-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.
-Participate in College and Departmental activities.
-Serve as graduate thesis advisor as needed.
-Serve on the Media Studies Advisory Committee.

Occasional Job Functions:

-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.

Duties and Responsibilities – continued:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Possess a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development.
-Must have expertise in web design, interactive design, (CSS, xhtml, Action Script), pixel-based design, vector-based design and multi-media design.
-Must be able to effectively teach contemporary technical and theoretical concepts in digital media design.
-Must be fully acquainted with Mac OS and teaching in a computer lab.
– Must be able to effectively teach the use of the Adobe Creative Suite®, Autodesk MAYA® (or comparable software) and other applications and effectively teach the use of Macintosh computers and Mac OS.

Required Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Education: M.F.A. in Digital Media Design or equivalent.

Experience: Demonstrated commitment to research and instruction in Digital Media Design.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

-College teaching experience.
-Expertise in sound design.
-Leadership abilities.

How to apply :

riority given to applicants who apply by: 05-10-2013 Closing Date: Includes grace period, if applicable Open Until Filled Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Teaching Philosophy 1 Unofficial Transcript 1 Document Instructions: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed. Special Instructions to Applicants: Special Instructions/Information for Applicants: Anticipated Vacancy - Fall 2013 Final appointment is subject to available funding -Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire. -Candidates are required to provide a Teaching Philosophy. --Candidates are required to provide: a) A Portfolio including examples of your professional work-2-D and 3-D Animation, Web Design, Interactive Design (minimum of 20 examples) * b) Examples of teaching results if available (Work completed by your students; minimum of 20 examples)* *These examples can be provided via a URL, which can be included in the cover letter, or by mailing a CD or DVD to: Prof. Nancy Bockbrader, Digital Design Search Department of Art Building #2, Room #12 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908 Include a SASE for return of work if desired. -Optional buttons have been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information. -Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters. General Information to Applicants (Classified Postings): Environmental Conditions: ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Digital design studio courses are taught in a Macintosh computer lab and are capped at 16 students.

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