University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee    Milwaukee, WI
Job Description
Position Type Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Faculty & Instructional Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earned recognition as one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 20 Film Programs in the World” and Variety’s “Best Film Schools” in both 2017 & 2018 because of the program’s deep commitment to transforming students into expressive filmmakers with a mastery of creative, conceptual and technical skills. With dual focus on both the theoretical and practical worlds of filmmaking, our program provides students with the flexibility to explore all aspects of the industry. Our faculty are professionals and filmmakers who actively screen at festivals and exhibition spaces from the Sundance Film Festival to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

The Peck School of the Arts offers twenty undergraduate and graduate degree programs serving more than 2,100 student majors, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive arts schools in the region. The Peck School is a vital home for the arts, presenting more than 350 events each year.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two public doctoral research universities in Wisconsin, offering 25,000 students a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education through 159 degree programs.

Job Summary

The Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Experimental Animation, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, with an expected start date of August 2019. We are seeking a candidate with an active practice, exhibition record, and recognized or growing profile as a filmmaker/media artist. Successful candidates will view animation as an art form, and value ideas and concept development as related to art. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to hands-on teaching of production techniques as an integrated part of a multi-disciplinary program that teaches the production, critical and aesthetic study of film and media in all of its forms, by the start date of this position. We will consider candidates from a range of methods (including narrative/character-based, experimental/abstract, documentary, and/or hybrid forms). Priority will be given to artists who can teach across a range of methods, and those who value an experimental and expansive outlook on artmaking.

The candidate is expected to teach courses across the BFA and MFA programs which may include foundational courses, technical prerequisite-dependent courses, digital filmmaking, topics in new media, post-production and graduate seminar. The candidate should be able to teach courses using software that may include Adobe Animate, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe After Effects, 3-D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, and others. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to departmental and university service including graduate advising and department committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess: 1) MFA degree in film, time-based media, or related field, granted by date of hire; 2) A strong record of exhibition and involvement in artistic and/or filmmaking communities; 3) Relevant teaching experience at the university/college level; 4) Foundational and advanced production skills in digital filmmaking or post-production video and sound, and one or more of the following: – Adobe Animate, – Adobe Character Animator, – Adobe After Effects, – 3D studio Max, – Maya, and – Blender

Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified candidates may also possess: 1) At least two years teaching experience at the university/college level; 2) A substantial record of artistic accomplishment and ongoing creative research on a national and international level

Application Instructions

Candidates seeking consideration must apply online.

A completed application will include the following: 1) A letter of application with email address and telephone number; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) A document listing the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references; 4) Examples of two course syllabi (Upload example 1 to “Other Document 1” and upload example 2 to “Other Document 2”.); 5) A one-page document describing your work samples (Please include URL links to your work samples. Upload to “Other Document 3”.); and 6) A one-page document describing your current research interests.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019. Applications received after April 14, 2019 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:18:59 GMT

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