Assistant Professor of Computer Digital Arts, Animation and Game Design


Vacancy Number: F-00295

Minimum Qualifications

 
 For this
position, applicants with an MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) or similar degree in the related domains are suitable for
consideration.
 

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have the equivalent in training and
experience
“Terminal degree” refers to the highest degree awarded in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most
disciplines represented at Auburn University at Montgomery.

School: College of Sciences

Contract Type: Nine (9) Months

Tenure Track: Yes

Special Instructions to
Applicant

The Department of Computer Sciences at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) invites applications for multiple
tenure track faculty positions to support a proposed undergraduate Computer Science concentration in “Computer Arts, Animation and Video
Game Design”. This fast-growing department at AUM offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, a Master degree in Computer Science, and a
Master degree in Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity. Applicants must specialize in 2D drawing and painting, 3D animation
methodologies, production, and have a firm understanding of drawing, painting, modeling, animation & gaming. 

AUM is looking
for an individual who is excited to join a vibrant cross-disciplinary group of faculty developing this new concentration in a burgeoning
field of study.  The department’s animation facilities consist of two instructional animation labs equipped either with 25 seats of Mac
Pros paired with 22″ HD Wacom Cintiq Pen display, or 70 seats of Dell Latitude paired with Wacom Pen display drawing tablets, along with
industry standard software such as Blender, Maya, Krita, ZBrush, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.  Existing tenure track faculty in
the department are research active with ongoing and past support from NSF and other funding sources. Compensation is competitive and
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 

Desired Qualifications:

The successful
candidate should have a terminal degree from an accredited institution in a related field by August 2022.  (For this position,
applicants with an MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) or similar degree in the related domains. Preferred qualifications include experience in
computer arts production in 2D design & 3D modeling of game assets including drawing, painting, modeling of object, human character,
animal, scenery, building, architecture, terrain, environment, etc.; 2D & 3D texturing, rigging, animation, rendering, etc. Proficiency
with any industry standard software such as Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint, Blender, Maya, Krita, ZBrush, TVPaint, OpenToonz and/or Toon
Boom Harmony, etc. Experience using Game Engine: Unreal Engine or Unity 3D and Adobe products is a plus. Experience with team and community
software development tools and any general video game programming languages such as C++, C#, Lua, Javascript, Python, etc. is also
desirable.

Special Information to Applicants:

Review of applications is immediate and will
continue until the positions are filled.
The AUM College of Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to
meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.
We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with
the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional
goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Start Date: August 2022

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit:

  • A current resume with
    portfolio, including computer arts (drawing, painting), 2D/3D object modeling, 2D/3D animation, etc., or web site link of the portfolio
  • A cover letter that outlines relevant qualifications

About the University/College

Auburn
University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best
colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best
university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from
professionals in the field. The AUM College of Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st
century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.
 
Auburn University at
Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from
historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

In accordance with Auburn University at Montgomery
policy and applicable federal requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021, or by their first
day of work, whichever is later. An individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series,
or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine. The university will consider requests for medical or religious exemptions to
the vaccine requirement in accordance with applicable law.


AUM is an EEO employer.



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