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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Lancaster, Pennsylvania - United States
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Full Time Faculty – BFA Digital Media Program

Description

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join our recently established Digital Media department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional level teaching and instruction to prepare students for a successful career in a variety of technology-based art and design disciplines. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in 3D animation, modeling, texturing, and lighting. Experience with UE4 level design is highly preferred.

PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, a small city where the emerging contemporary and traditional arts scenes are thriving. Lancaster is a city of friendly neighborhoods where residents and guests experience the growing creative and entrepreneurial vibe. The city values cultural, ethnic and diverse lifestyles of residents and guests, and is located within driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.

PCA&D is a small private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented students.

PCA&D encourages diversity in hiring and welcomes and values applications from all people including, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities.


Qualifications:

· A minimum of 5 years as a working professional in animation, gaming, or related field

· Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution

· Expertise in 3D character animation and 3D software (Maya, Z-Brush, etc.)

· Expertise in Unreal Engine 4 highly preferred

· Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite

· Effective oral and written communication skills

· Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

· Active industry presence and/or affiliation and participation in relevant professional organizations

· College-level teaching experience highly preferred

· Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred

· Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity


Responsibilities:

· Provide professional level teaching and instruction.

· Evaluate and assess student work and provide feedback on a general and individual basis.

· Respond to student emails and meet with students individually as needed.  

· Provide required Assessment documentation for each course taught.

· Design/revise course content as needed.

· Attend department meetings, critiques, and/or events.

· Assume additional departmental responsibilities a needed.

· Maintain active participation in the industry and stay current with industry standards, technological advancements, etc.


This is full-time position with benefits will require teaching three six-hour courses or 9 total credits per semester using high-end resources. Ongoing practice and scholarship in the profession is expected.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, 3 professional references, and samples of work to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “DM Faculty” in the Subject line of the email. Inquiries lacking any of the above materials will not be considered.

 


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design does not discriminate against any individual for reason of disability, handicap, ancestry, race, color, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, or any terms of instruction and employment.