Assistant Professor – Digital Media Design
Rhode Island College
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.
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.
-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.
-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.
Education: M.F.A. in Digital Media Design or equivalent.
Experience: Demonstrated commitment to research and instruction in Digital Media Design.
-College teaching experience.
-Expertise in sound design.
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