Added by on 2017-01-25

Scad Recruiting Chair of Animation, Professor of Animation & Chair of Visual Effects

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Chair of Animation

Description

SCAD Savannah seeks a full-time chair of the animation department, named one of the world’s top animation schools and among the “Ivy League of Animation” by 3D World magazine.
The SCAD animation program features award-winning students, alumni and faculty, high-profile industry connections and relationships, and top-of-the-line, cutting-edge software and technology. Under the tutelage of experienced and credentialed educators and visiting mentors from around the world, SCAD students master the full spectrum of animation — from 2-D, 3-D and stop motion to the latest emerging technologies. Thanks to a rigorous curriculum, structured around principles of design, unbounded creativity and state-of-the-art technology, SCAD students are flawlessly prepared for leadership in the dynamic, continuously evolving and always creative global animation industry.
Join this powerful team of innovators and educators and stay rooted in the animation industry, while making a difference to the next generation of animators. The chair provides vision and leadership for this department, builds its reputation, creates a strong sense of collegiality within the department and inspires a shared responsibility for its goals.
You will also assist in the placement of students in internships and jobs, and collaborate with the School of Digital Media dean to ensure that overall school and SCAD strategic plans are achieved.

Requirements:

– Terminal degree or its equivalent in animation or a related field
– Three or more years of experience in higher education preferred
– Strong portfolio of related professional work

Responsibilities:

– Teach five classes annually in animation
– Manage day-to-day administration of the academic department
– Develop curriculum
– Assess program outcomes
– Foster interdepartmental collaboration
– Create educational partnerships with leading companies, organizations and designers
– Enhance the reputation of the SCAD animation program in academic and professional circles

Apply here:https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/15691
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Professor of Animation

Description

SCAD has been named among the world’s top animation schools and among the “Ivy League of Animation” by 3D World magazine. Join the team that makes this happen as a full-time professor in the animation department at SCAD Savannah.
The successful candidate will develop and extend students’ awareness of story, design, audience and collaboration in production. Therefore, a keen understanding of commercial or independent filmmaking would be a major asset to the position. Apply your industry experience and expert technical proficiency in the classroom teaching a unique curriculum that explores animation styles ranging from stop-motion to 3-D animation and includes digital modeling, rigging, lighting and look development.
This is your chance to work with talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city that provides a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

Requirements:

– Terminal degree or its equivalent in animation or a related field
– Strong portfolio of work that reflects a high degree of knowledge in animation
– Strong understanding of gesture drawing for animation
– Strong understanding of the animation production pipeline
– Ability to demonstrate, by providing an online demo reel, expertise in character animation (multiple mediums preferred: 2-D, 3-D, stop-motion, hybrid)
– College-level teaching experience, proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds preferred
– Experience with 3-D animation preferred

Apply here:- https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/15147
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Chair of Visual Effects

Description

The SCAD visual effects program offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and provides a unique combination of professional instruction built upon a traditional fine arts foundation, with opportunities to work individually and collaboratively within a framework of cooperative activity that reflects the real-world experience of film and digital entertainment production.
Join SCAD Savannah as the full-time chair of visual effects and provide students the fluency to express their ideas and develop their personal vision. This is your chance to work with talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city providing a living laboratory for the study of art and design.
We are looking for someone with significant professional experience in visual effects producing, as well as experience as supervisor, facility manager or lead member of a visual effects production team in at least one of the principal areas of visual effects production, such as digital effects animation, technical direction, lighting, compositing, effects programming or creation of virtual 2-D and 3-D environments. Candidates must be familiar with current trends and technological developments in visual effects image gathering.

Responsibilities:

– Day-to-day administration of the academic department
– Direct, coordinate and evaluate the visual effects department
– Develop curriculum
– Foster inter-departmental collaboration and continue to enhance the reputation of the SCAD visual effects department in academic and professional circles
– Oversee departmental budget, including its development and implementation
– Work with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students to SCAD and to the department
– Teach classes annually, as assigned
– Evaluate professors within the department through class observations, a review of student evaluations, a review of service and professional development and a review of contributions to the department’s goals
– Work with the dean to provide professional development opportunities for professors
– Develop, in consultation with the dean and department members, a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with School of Digital Media goals and the overall SCAD strategic plan

Requirements:

– Terminal degree or its equivalent in visual effects or a related field
– Strong communication skills
– Proven leadership skills
– Ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically
– Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
– Well versed in the history/critical theory of the discipline

Preferred:

– University-level administration
– At least four years’ teaching experience
– On-set and location experience in a supervisory capacity
– Familiarity with the planning and execution of photographic elements for visual effects, including script breakdown and detailed shot planning, essential camera operation, scene data collection, CG integration, miniature and forced-perspective photography, blue- and green-screen photography, use of motion control technology, set protocol and the planning and construction of special effects rigs for visual effects
– Candidates must be familiar with current trends and technological developments in visual effects image gathering, creation and execution
– Familiar with AR/VR applications of visual effects and other emergent technologies
– Passionate about leading curriculum development and professors to propel visual effects students toward their careers of the future.

Apply here:- https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/15685
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