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Faculty - Lecturer, Non Tenure Track - 3D Artist (Digital)
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Apr. 25, 2021
Title Faculty - Lecturer, Non Tenure Track - 3D Artist (Digital)
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Art & Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Lecturer, Non Tenure Track - 3D Artist (Digital)

Position Category
: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)


The Art & Design Department at Utah Valley University invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in 3D Arts to begin August 2021. We seek a compelling artist and a collaborative educator who will teach undergraduate 3D courses in modeling, texturing, rendering, and basic animation. The successful candidate will motivate students to create compelling work and contribute to the Entertainment Design field through professional work. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, as well as to teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 37,000 students. Orem is on the western front of the Wasatch Mountains and offers access to numerous outdoor activities including snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. The Wasatch Front metropolitan area offers rich cultural opportunities in the arts including the Sundance Film Festival and world-class music and dance companies. The UVU campus is served by a wonderful public transit system, including a rail line that runs along the entire Wasatch Front urban corridor. The UVU School of the Arts has strong ties with other universities and with professionals in the arts in Utah. UVU and the School of the Arts strongly support undergraduate creative activities and service learning. UVU offers great health insurance and retirement benefits to faculty members.

UVU is committed to inclusion and has established structures at multiple levels of the university to examine and challenge historical inequities and dismantle systemic discrimination. The search committee encourages women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and indigenous persons to apply. We welcome applications from candidates whose record of scholarship, teaching, and/or service strengthens the department's ability to offer diverse perspectives and culturally responsive mentorship to our students.

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Required Qualifications:

BFA, BA or equivalent in 3D Art, Modeling, Motion Graphics, or Animation or related field of study required. Professional 3D Art workflow experience preferred. College level 3D Art workflow teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Knowledge of the 3D Arts workflow, practice, and theory
- Knowledge of student management, motivation and evaluation techniques
- Knowledge of Apple and PC computer hardware
- Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives
- Skills and experience with Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop
- Skills in Modeling, Texturing, and Rendering
- Skills in Animation and/or ZBrush and/or Substance Painter are a plus
- Skills in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making
- Excellent communication skills
- Practice and teach the 3D workflow. Must have experience with one or more of the following: 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, or Animation.
- Ability to mentor and motivate students
- Ability to relate well with students and colleagues
- Ability to evaluate student work effectively both orally and in writing
- Ability to apply appropriate technology in classroom teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.

Physical Requirements:

Only those related to teaching in the studio: standing, sitting, speaking, hearing, seeing.

Benefits Summary:

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $47,000 - $55,000

Advertisement Number: FAC06021

Open Date: 04/23/2021

Review Start Date: 06/01/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Requirements:
CV or Resum
Cover letter
Examples of professional work to be uploaded as a single PDF (Upload as Other document #1)
Optional: Portfolio (Web Link)
Optional: Examples of student work to be uploaded as a single PDF
Optional: Teaching Philosophy

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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