Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Digital Art
LSU School of Art seeks an outstanding artist and versatile, enthusiastic educator to teach in a thriving cross-disciplinary digital art program that engages emerging technologies and innovative media art forms. Courses taught will include 3D modeling and animation plus at least one of the following: video production, visual effects, compositing, motion graphics, gaming, interactive installation, media art, or theory – either individually or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
The successful candidate will teach introductory to senior-level courses in Digital Art, as well as graduate (MFA-level) seminars that address practical issues and critical thinking, in addition to serving as chair or member of graduate student thesis committees. The successful candidate will also help grow the digital art program by continuing to design new curriculum and helping to establish joint opportunities for research and/or economic development with partners on campus and in the community.
An MFA, terminal degree, or equivalent professional experience in a field related to Digital Art; successful teaching experience; evidence or potential for substantial professional achievement including exhibitions, screenings, publications and/or industry related creative output.
An established reputation in the field or the ability to create one in the case of emerging artists. Has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in artistic endeavors or has substantial industry experience in animation, visual effects, or gaming industries. A history or potential to attract funding. Experience working with interdisciplinary teams including the sciences and humanities. Experience with constructing digital media studios or lab environments.
LSU’s Digital Art program is closely connected with the Cultural Computing research group within the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). The group emphasizes Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies, and Research (AVATAR). It is a platform for intersections among the arts, and computational sciences, uniting scholars across the university, including Music, Mass Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and English.