The School of Visual and Built Environments (SVBE) in the College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Simulation, Animation, and Gaming Program beginning fall 2019. SAG is the largest program in SVBE with more than 200 students. In addition, SAG is an accredited program by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of Simulation, Animation, and Gaming courses that fulfill the SAG curriculum goals and objectives.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
The candidate is expected to remain active in research and scholarly activities including developing externally funded research programs.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
An earned Ph.D. in simulation, animation, gaming, or a closely-related field, or an MFA in a closely-related field.
Additional Considerations: Consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
A record of successful professional and/or teaching experience.
High level of proficiency with Maya, 3dsMax, Photoshop, After Effects, and/or Unity.
Teaching VR/AR courses for animation using PCs, mobile devices, and/or labs.
Proven skills in directing student and/or team projects.
Capable of designing and redesigning course content for Simulation Animation and/or Gaming courses, including tests, quizzes, weekly assignments, projects and portfolios.
Ability to assist in keeping the program current and aligned with the accreditation standards.
Ability or has a potential of dissemination/exhibition of games or similar works in venues such as SIGGRAPH, Indiecade, etc.
Capable of working well in collaborative work environments.
Internal Number: 9181
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.