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PART TIME ANIMATION ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION SPRING 2011, RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

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RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
TITLE: Part-time Animation Adjunct
DATE: JANUARY 19, 2011- March 9, 2011
3-D COMPUTING: INTRO TO ANIMATION & MODELING – 21414 –ARTS 209
8:00am-11:15am Wednesdays, Berrie Center Room 142
Studio Class 4.000 Credits

Students will become proficient in Cinema 4-D and will experiment with developing 3-D objects, environments, and animations. Students will be given an overview of modeling techniques including (but not limited to) texturing, lighting, and rendering 3-D models and scenes. We will use these processes to explore art-making, and philosophies of 2-D and 3-D visualization.

JOB SUMMARY:
A detailed syllabus is provided for the course including assignments, tutorials, samples of other artists work and guidelines for critique and grading. Students are using Cinema 4D, very similar to Maya. Candidate must be familiar enough with the software in order to troubleshoot basic assignments. Will be able to loan software for the duration of the teaching assignment. Classes are held in an 18-seat Quad Core Mac Pro lab.

DUTIES:
The candidate will offer instruction for assignments, grade weekly assignments, lead class critiques of larger assignments, and provide inspiration and support based on candidate’s own experiences and skills.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
PORTFOLIO: DVD portfolio of recent animation work
EDUCATION: BFA or BA in Digital Art/ Animation (MFA preferred)
EXPERIENCE: Experience with 3D Animation. Experience with Cinema 4D a plus.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
The position requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students and
faculty, and maintain a positive and supportive workplace environment. Up to date knowledge of art
issues in animation is important and some professional experience is preferred. Candidate must have an
interest in and on going experience in animation as an art form.

Please mail applications to:
Dean Steven Perry
Attention: Temporary Animation Position
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To request accommodations call (201) 684-7529.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is located in the beautiful foothills of the Ramapo Mountains approximately 25 miles northwest of New York City. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Ramapo College is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College.” The College is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). Its curricular emphasis includes the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment. Organized into thematic learning communities, Ramapo College provides academic excellence through its interdisciplinary curriculum, international education, intercultural understanding and experiential learning opportunities.

Ramapo College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a
national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.
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