CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One Year Contract, Digital Art and Design

The University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus, seeks a one-year, full-time instructor to teach all levels of undergraduate digital art and design, and courses in the Department of Visual Arts foundations program as needed. The position begins August 2014, pending funding.

Responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours each semester of media design studio and theory courses, and other courses in art/graphic design as appropriate to the candidate’s background. The new hire will also take part in expanding offerings in support of a planned Digital Art and Design concentration within the Department of Visual Arts. Additionally, they must meet research and service expectations for the department and the university, including creative production/exhibition and committee assignments. The successful candidate must be willing to teach courses on both the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses—course scheduling would take into account the time and distance involved.

Please note: In Fall 2014, the search for this position will be reopened as Tenure-Track to begin August 2015. The individual hired for the one-year limited-term position may apply for the tenure-track position once it is advertised.

MFA degree or equivalent in digital arts, animation or a related discipline required. Advanced expertise required in 3D animation with supporting experience in one or more of the following: 2D animation, stop-motion, motion graphics, concept and visual development, storyboarding, compositing, interactive art, programming, website design, HTML5, or digital photography. An understanding of the basic principles and history of animation and narrative structure is required. Ideal candidates are proficient using: Blender (Maya a plus), After Effects, Flash/ActionScript 3.0, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite. Applicants must have college-level teaching or professional industry experience.