The Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in January of 2022.
The Department of Digital Arts, which has been educating digital artists for over 30 years, is launching an exciting new BFA program in Game Arts. Working closely with the chair and the faculty, the successful candidate will help shape the curriculum and grow the program over the next several years. Pratt's Department of Digital Arts places concept first while demanding technical excellence in execution. The department also offers BFA and MFA degrees in 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Motion Arts and Interactive Arts. The department is housed in the School of Art.
Pratt School of Art provides a rigorous, student-centered education that emphasizes risk-taking and exploration. We are a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff committed to meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Our programs develop through a mutual, sustained process of critique, articulation, and reflection, and foster an interdisciplinary environment that allows students to broaden their creative thinking and pursuits. Guided by outstanding faculty, students learn to integrate theory and practice, develop their creative voices, and actively engage with the world.
Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff, and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.
• Teach a range of Game Arts courses at the undergraduate levels
• Participate in curriculum revision and development
• Contribute to developing a strong culture of digital arts research, practice, and professional development in the department
• Maintain substantial creative accomplishments in digital arts
• Exhibit and/or screen work and participate in professional symposia
• Advise students
• Participate in committee work and other service to the department and the Institute
• Perform all other related activities as required
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an experienced educator in Game Arts and related media and a practicing artist. We seek applicants who have a comprehensive understanding of the role of digital technologies in the gaming industry. Some understanding of contemporary art practice and the animation industry is preferred.
We require an MFA in Game Arts/Design with three to five years' college level teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Game Arts, Coding, Game Development Software, Storytelling and Narrative Development and will be conversant in the history and critical theory of gaming and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Knowledge of Unity and other key game development software required. A strong record of professional accomplishment, as demonstrated through portfolio/reel, and an active exhibition/production record are essential.
Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin October 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae that includes courses taught, an artist statement, a statement on your teaching philosophy, a statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your career and how you would continue to do so at Pratt, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Please also submit a professional portfolio/reel of recent professional and student work with 20 examples.
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