Adjunct Assistant Professor of Media Arts + Practice: 3D Design

The Division of Media Arts + Practice within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California seeks applicants for an Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach one 400-level course titled IML 454: Advanced Platform: 3D Design. The course explores spatial perception and advanced techniques of 3-D representation for use in projection mapping, media installation, real-time environments, virtual spaces, design prototyping, and fabrication. The course is hands-on and students will learn to use the appropriate modeling tools for these applications. The class also discusses concepts and theories of 3-D design, and the emerging aesthetics of these new forms of representation.

Minimum education: Master’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience: 2-4 years’ experience with the following:

  • 3D modeling for visual effects; projection mapping with tools such as TouchDesigner; augmented reality and game programming with tools such as Unity3D; and modeling techniques for fabrication and design prototyping.

Preferred education: PhD in media-related discipline or equivalent work experience.

Preferred experience: 3-5 years’ experience with the following:

  • 3D modeling for visual effects; projection mapping with tools such as TouchDesigner; augmented reality and game programming with tools such as Unity3D; and modeling techniques for fabrication and design prototyping.
  • Theoretical and historical knowledge of 3-D design.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

The hourly rate range for this position is $30.00 – $45.00 per hour. This is an adjunct 25% FTE position.

When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.