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Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Effects/Motion Graphics
Department of Electronic Media and Film
College of Fine Arts and Communication
COFAC-N-2770

Position:
The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor position in Visual Effects/Motion Graphics in the Electronic Media and Film Department to begin August 2014.

Qualifications:
Appropriate terminal degree. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher is required. Experience with graphics software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) and their integration into a video environment is recommended. Experience teaching HD Video production including editing and motion graphics preferred.

Responsibilities:
Teach Visual Effects/Motion Graphics and Video/Film Editing in our undergraduate program. Projects are edited using Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier Pro. Motion Graphics are created in Adobe’s After Effects using both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Principles of Film/Video production and Film/Video production and other film/video courses may be included.

The Department:
The Department (www.towson.edu/emf) offers a major in Electronic Media and Film with concentrations in film, video and digital media; radio/audio; and film and media studies. The Department enrolls approximately 500 majors served by 12 full-time and 20 part-time faculty.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (emailed) and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Kimberly Merriken, Administrative Assistant
Department of Electronic Media and Film
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Applications should be submitted via email to kmerriken@towson.edu. Please indicate “Visiting Assistant Professor position” in the subject line.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.  The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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