Faculty Position in Animation and Interactive Media

March 23, 2024

Job Description

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) now invites candidates for these positions that are expected to be filled in September 2024:

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Animation and Interactive Media (Ref: SCC231108)

Job Requirements

The Animation and Interactive Media Programme is seeking candidates with expertise in one or more areas of 2D and 3D animation and interactive media that may include 2D and 3D digital arts, 2D and 3D animation, narrative media, history and theory of animation and interactive media, motion graphics, and VR and AR. Experience and practice in the industry, sound design, and creative coding are desirable skills that we could use. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a creative practice or research while teaching, managing, supervising, facilitating field trips, tutoring and caring for both UG and PG students.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or at least a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Game Design and/or Development. In addition to research or creative practice, the candidate should be qualified to teach UG and PG courses in one or more areas such as digital painting and drawing, 3D modelling and animation, character design and animation, scene design, interactive media, storytelling and narratives, among other related subjects. Candidates are expected to have knowledge and experience of the use of 3D modelling software and games engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine.

Proficiency in English is required. English is the medium of instruction in the Animation and Interactive Media Programme. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and research accomplishments.

Candidature:

Qualifications/ Education

Essential


• Preferably a PhD in Animation, or Game Design, or Computer Science

• At least an MFA in Animation, or Interactive Media, or Game Design

Desirable

• Membership of relevant professional bodies.

• Postgraduate qualification in Teaching and Learning in the Higher Education or equivalent professional bodies.

Skills/ raining

Essential


• Ability to teach 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Scenery Design, Character Design, Motion Graphics, VR & AR, Animation Storytelling, Animation History, Drawing Fundamentals, Sculpting Fundamentals.   

Desirable


• Proficient in the following designing tools: Unity, Blender, Processing, Maya, Unreal Engine, TouchDesigner, Houdini.

• Having proficiency in the following programming languages: C#, Python, JavaScript.

Experience

Essential


• Preferably three years of teaching experiences in higher education institutions. 

• Having experience in course/program/curriculum design/development.

Desirable


• Proved experience in management and administration.

• Evidence of working with external institutions (industry or academia).

• Sustained PhD completions.

Language Skills    

Essential


• Proficient in English.

Desirable

• Proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

Personal Attributes

Essential


• Passion for student care and mentorship.

• Collegiality, teamwork.

• Self-directed, independence. 

Desirable

• Passion in promoting programs and facilitating student admissions.

To receive full consideration, candidates need to submit:

1. UIC Job Application Form;

2. A cover letter;

3. CV;

4. Research statement, publications or portfolio of creative works;

5. 2 letters of reference;

6. A record of teaching or mentoring quality.

 

Benefits and Appointment Terms

Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. Appointments to these positions will initially be made on a fixed-term contract with mutual agreement.

 

Closing Date: May 31, 2024

 

Application Procedures

*Please complete the job application form and upload the requested documents online: https://hrapp.uic.edu.cn/recruit/job/vacancy/JobDetail/574.

*If you failed to submit your application online, please send your application by emailing to recruit@uic.edu.cn. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a completed “Job Application Form” which can be downloaded from https://hro.uic.edu.cn/Job_Opportunities_/Application_Procedure.htm. Please indicate the position being applied for, including the field of expertise, level and reference number.

The College reserves the right not to fill these positions, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment.