Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Visual Effects and Virtual Cinema Production)

Sam Houston State University

United States

December 23, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Visual Effects and Virtual

Cinema Production)

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Visual Effects and Virtual Cinema Production)

Requisition 202100163F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Arts & Media Department Dept of Mass Communication Open Date 11/17/2021 Quicklink https: // shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29444

Contact Name Ashley Seering

Title

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Mass Communication Sam Houston State University Box 2207 Huntsville, TX 77341-2207

Contact Phone 9362941344 Contact Email aes124@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in visual effects (vfx) and virtual cinema production. The ideal candidate would be an innovative visual effects filmmaker who is actively exploring the newest developments and creative opportunities in the areas of game engine (Unreal Engine, Unity Framework) assisted virtual cinema productions.

The candidate must have:

  • an active creative practice (demonstrated by professional credits or peer-reviewed exhibitions and screenings of works)
  • extensive experience in visual effects integration with live action
  • Interest in exploring the potential of game engine – assisted virtual cinema production (Unreal Engine, Unity Framework, etc.)
  • extensive experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Applications
  • extensive experience in film/video image capture/manipulation
  • extensive experience in digital media workflows; an interest in teaching courses in the following areas: Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Visual Effects Integration with Live Action, Live-Action Performance with Game Engine Virtual Backgrounds and Environments, Multimedia Production, Video Production, Interactive Digital Media, CGI, Green Screen, Immersive Environments, Visual Effects Foundations, and Emerging Media
  • desire and ability to take on significant mentorship roles (graduate thesis project advising, independent study project advising, etc.)
  • desire and ability to take on significant roles in helping build a creative community (mentoring, helping organize student film festivals, advising with official student media channels, advising student organizations, etc.)
  • desire and ability to take on significant roles in curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • desire and ability to take on significant roles of service and leadership
  • desire and ability to author and deliver courses online
  • desire and ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds
  • The Department of Mass Communication at SHSU serves more than 500 students and is home to BA in Mass Communication (concentrations: Film, Broadcast, Multiplatform Journalism, PR/Advertising), BFA in Film and Television Production, MFA in Digital Media Production, and MA in Digital Media.

    Educational Requirements for the Position

    The candidate must have an M.F.A. in Film Production or related field, or a Ph.D. in a related field in hand by start date, (or equivalent industry experience).

    Experience Required for the Position

    The candidate must have a record of excellence in visual effects (vfx)- related creative activities and accomplishments, experience in exploring new technologies in cinema production such as Unreal Engine – assisted Virtual Cinema Production, virtual reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) – related work, a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and a record of excellence in online pedagogy.

    Other Requirements for the Position

    This posting is for Spring 2022 or Fall 2022.

    Special Instructions Summary Open Until Filled Yes

    EEO Statement

    Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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  • Are you available to teach during the day?
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  • Are you available to teach during the evening?
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  • Candidate Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research & Goals
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Transcripts
  • Reference Contact Information
  • Diversity & Inclusion Statement
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