Assistant/Associate Professor, Animation Design/Multimedia Design
The College of Art and Creative Enterprises (CACE)
CACE offers students a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in the following BFA degrees: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Art and a shared BA in Multimedia Design. Additionally, we offer a minor in Curatorial Studies. CACE aims to prepare students to become creative leaders in the arts and related industries. Our mission is to provide student artists and designers with an opportunity to explore and develop their own creative ideas while contributing to national initiatives in the culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The College works closely with faculty in other university disciplines such as the majors in Multi-Media Design, in Emirati Studies, and the MA in Museum Studies. We have received Substantial Equivalency from the National Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) for our academic programs. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practice and research.
The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises seeks qualified candidates to teach in the area of Animation/Multimedia Design with an appointment on the Abu Dhabi campus starting August 2020. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the development of the Animation/Multimedia Design program in the College through forging strong relationships and liaising with the local industry and contributing to the Internship Program, as well as support an integrated approach of the curriculum. The candidate will encourage students to consider their future careers within a local, regional and international context and ensure that they are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to take up this challenge. The successful candidate should demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working knowledge of the leading digital technology software.
Applicants must have earned a terminal degree in the relevant field. The successful applicant will have a record of Excellent teaching and will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced level courses. Administrative experience would be an asset.
Candidates should be flexible and able to teach a variety of courses in their discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working software knowledge appropriate to Animation, Interactive Design, game design and/or Multimedia Design. The position requires an interdisciplinary approach and the candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses including animation (2D and 3D), 3D modelling, digital video, web design, game design, motion graphics, or motion foundations.
The candidate’s innovative approaches to engaging students in animation and multimedia design tools and digital skills should be evident within their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work. Ability to contribute to key research priorities including new graphics technologies, virtual reality and immersive media will be considered an asset.
As well as teaching, the following are some of University and administrative service expected from the successful candidate: Advise and mentor students; Serve on department, college and university committees as assigned; Curriculum development and coordination with other faculty; Reach out to the community and industry to instigate initiatives involving students.
Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
- A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching.
- Dedication to curricular innovation.
- Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative activities (various funding opportunities available at the university).
- A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank.
- Substantial level of computer literacy and a good proficiency of usage of IT in education.
- Willingness to provide service to the University and to the College.
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website - you will have to register and search for the position. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position/s is/are filled for Fall 2020 start.