Adjunct Animation & Visual Effects Professor (ANIM)
Drexel University’s Digital Media Program, located in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is seeking adjunct faculty members in the areas of 3D Modeling, Animation, and Visual Effects. Each course runs in a 3-hour block, 1 day a week, for 10 weeks plus finals week, with a maximum of 16 students, and pays $2475 to $2640, depending on experience.
The successful candidate should hold a degree in a related field with a demonstrated body of accomplishments within the field of 3D Animation (including: Character, Cloth, Facial, FX, Hair, Fur, Skin, and Object) and Visual Effects. Expertise in some combination of the following specific skills is desirable:, Compositing / Lighting / Image Processing; Environment / Background Artist; Mapping; Matchmoving; Modeling (including: Character, Low and High Poly, Objects, Worlds, and Environments); Motion Graphics; Production Design; Rendering; Rigging (including: Character, Cloth, Hair, Fur, and Facial); Shader Writing / Creation; Special FX / Particle Systems; Story Boarding; and Texturing / 2D / Painting.
Software used in the Animation & Visual Effects coursework includes: Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk Mentalray, Side Effects Houdini, The Foundry NukeX, Massive Prime, Pixar Renderman, Pixelogic ZBrush, 3D Coat, Next Limit RealFlow, Vicon Blade, and Adobe Creative Suite.
A variety of courses are available, from introductory courses through advanced studio and lecture courses at the undergraduate level, as well as courses at the graduate level.
More info about the degree can be found at http://drexel.edu/westphal/undergraduate/ANIM/
A list of courses and descriptions can be found at https://duapp1.drexel.edu/webcourses/CourseListing.asp?SubjCode=ANIM&Levl=UG&Univ=DREX
The Digital Media Program offers undergraduate Bachelors of Science degrees in Animation & Visual Effects, Game Art & Production (a top ten program ranked by the Princeton Review), and Web Development & Interaction Design, as well as a Masters of Science in Digital Media. The Digital Media Program is part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which offers undergraduate degree programs in Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Dance, Design & Merchandising, Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design, Film & Video, Game Art & Production, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Screenwriting & Playwriting, Television, and Web Development & Interaction Design, and masters programs in Arts Administration, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Television Management. Full-time enrollment in the college is roughly 1,800 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. There are over a hundred full-time faculty members. Drexel is an urban university located in Philadelphia, with a total enrollment of 23,000 students in thirteen colleges and schools, which is ranked in the top 100 best national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2012 and is expected to continue until all positions are filled.
To apply, send a letter of application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.