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Media Arts, Animation, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Media Arts, Animation, Tenure-Track Faculty


Media Arts

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University's College of Media and Entertainment, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#144100) at the rank of assistant/associate professor to teach Animation courses in our Department of Media Arts. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate should be able to teach courses related to aspects of the animation industry which could include preproduction, 3D, 2D, motion graphics, VFX, compositing, visualization, and animation aesthetics using current industry standard tools. Teaching will be on-ground and may also include some online teaching.

Training and experience in visual media is expected.  Candidates should have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and other high-end 2D or 3D animation, imaging and editing software.  Experience with remote teaching, Autodesk Maya, Unity, Unreal Engine, VR/AR/MR, Ross XPressions or other graphics system is desirable.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Animation or related field. A master's degree in Animation or a related field with at least five (5) years demonstrated exceptional industry experience may be considered in lieu of the terminal degree.

Other Desirables

Candidates with previous college-level teaching experience and/or strong industry experience will receive special consideration. Experience with remote teaching is also a plus.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, their statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Creative Activities, as appropriate to the discipline, at the time of online application. 

ADDITIONALLY, applicants must also provide link(s) to portfolio or work samples.  The link(s) must be submitted as the Other Document 1 attachment at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Kevin McNulty, Chair of the Search Committee at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/01/2021

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