Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Digital Art and Animation

Pennsylvania State University

United States

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Digital Art and Animation

Penn State University

Campus/Location:Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Campus City:Erie, PA

Date Announced:10/07/2019

Date Closing:open until filled

Job Number:91294


Work Unit:Penn State Behrend

Department:School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking to hire a tenure track, digital artist at the Assistant Professor rank. An MFA degree is required. Proficiency in digital photography and Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and Animate is necessary. Skills in 2-d and 3-d animation are also required. Experience in college teaching, particularly in general education courses, is a must. This position is part of the Digital Media, Arts, and Technology major, a fast -growing program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science) and an on-campus childcare center. With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has approximately 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health or energy & sustainability. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie’s cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. If you have never applied for a Penn State job before, you will need to create a Friends of Penn State Account. Thereafter, you will be able to upload the required application materials: your CV, including contact information for three references and a cover letter summarizing your experience and including a statement of your teaching philosophy and a statement describing your research, scholarship, and/or creative activity and a list of references. Finally, send a digital portfolio of your work and your students’ work to; be sure to put the job number in the subject line.


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