Associate Professor, Animation Design / Multimedia Design job with ZAYED UNIVERSITY

College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University

Abu Dhabi/Dubai Campus, Fall 2022

The College of Art and Creation Companies (CACE)

CACE offers students a Bachelor of Arts in the following BFA degrees: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Arts and a Shared Bachelor in Multimedia Design. In addition, 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 the 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 from other academic disciplines such as majors in Multimedia Design, Emirati Studies, and MA in Museum Studies. We have received substantial advanced standing from the National Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) for our academic programs. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to college growth and initiatives that will advocate innovative practice and research.

The Opportunity

The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises is seeking qualified candidates to teach in the field of Animation/Multimedia Design with an appointment at the Abu Dhabi campus starting in August 2020.

It is expected that the successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the development of the College’s animation/multimedia design program by building strong relationships and liaising with local industry and contributing to the internship program, as well as supporting an integrated approach to the curriculum. The candidate will encourage students to consider their future career in a local, regional and international context and ensure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to meet this challenge. The successful candidate must demonstrate versatility, forward thinking and advanced working knowledge of leading digital technology software.

Requirements

Candidates must have obtained a terminal degree in the relevant field. The successful candidate will have an excellent teaching record and be expected to teach 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 knowledge of business software appropriate for 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 such as: animation (2D and 3D), 3D modeling, digital video, web design, game design, motion graphics or motion foundations .

The nominee’s innovative approaches to engaging students in animation and multimedia design tools and digital skills should be evident in their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, curricula, and examples of student work. The ability to contribute to key research priorities including new graphics technologies, virtual reality and immersive media will be considered an asset.

In addition to teaching, here are some of the academic and administrative services expected of the successful candidate: Advising and supervising students; Serve on departmental, college and university committees, as assigned; Development of study programs and coordination with other professors; Reach out to community and industry to launch initiatives involving students.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • A proven record of excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate level.
  • Dedication to curriculum innovation.
  • Sustained-paced engagement in scholarly and/or creative activity (various funding opportunities available at the university).
  • A record of professional achievements commensurate with their rank.
  • Substantial level of computer literacy and good command of the use of information technology in teaching.
  • Willingness to render service to the University and the College.

Advantages

The University’s benefits package is very attractive, with competitive salaries duty-free in the UAE, accommodation, furniture allowance, airfare for annual vacation for employee and immediate family, educational grants for children and health care are provided to employee and sponsored family members. .

To apply

Please visit our website www.zu.ac.ae and click on “Jobs” to be directed to the recruitment website – you will need to register and search for the position. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled for early fall 2022.

Abdul J. Gaspar