Lecturer in Graphic Information Technology

  • Arizona State University
  • Mesa, AZ, USA
  • Jan 08, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Lecturer in Graphic Information Technology

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) invites applicants for a faculty lecturer position in the Graphic Information Technology program, beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and teaching curriculum in Motion Graphics and Visual Effects to a diverse body of students. This is a non-tenure track appointment with a fixed-term academic year contract. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance.


The School seeks a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning, will share our passion for graphic communications education, and be effective in a collaborative environment. The candidate should possess a strong professional background and demonstrated experience related to teaching, training, or curriculum design. The candidate should be experienced in 3D Modeling, 2D/3D Animation, Image Manipulation, Motion Graphics and Video Compositing. Other responsibilities include working with student organizations, mentoring undergraduate and graduate projects, participating in course and program assessment, and engaging local industry associations affiliated with the program.

The Graphic Information Technology (GIT) program is one of the outstanding programs on the ASU Polytechnic campus. The GIT program educates undergraduate and graduate students to become industry leaders who develop and manage content through numerous communication and distribution modes. Through project-based learning, teamwork, and authentic client experiences, graduates are innovative problem solvers prepared for leading roles and entrepreneurship opportunities in the rapidly evolving graphics industry.



Required qualifications:


● Earned Master’s degree in a related area and demonstrated evidence of excellent teaching in one or more of the subject areas listed above

● Experience in industry standard software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud


Desired qualifications:

● Demonstrated evidence of excellence in higher education teaching experience

● Experience creating curriculum for face-to-face and/or online environment

● Five or more years of industry experience

● Strong skills in the use of Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk Maya, Nuke, After Effects, or related software

● Strong skills in image manipulation, motion graphics and video compositing

● Bonus Skills:

○ working knowledge of SFX Houdini, Adobe Substance Suite

○ working knowledge of C#, JavaScript, UScript or similar


Application Instructions


Application deadline is February 22, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:


● Cover letter

● Curriculum Vitae

● Portfolio website or reel showcasing professional projects and/or student work created under guidance

● Statement describing industry experience, demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching

● Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion* (one page maximum)

● Contact information for three references


*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair Susan Squire via email at Susan.Squire@asu.edu


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)


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