Purdue University at West Lafayette (PPI)-Tenure Track Assistant Professor


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Purdue University at West Lafayette (PPI)-Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Position: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Animatronics

The Department of Theatre at Purdue University, in collaboration with Purdue’s Fusion Studio for Entertainment and Engineering, invites applications for a new position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Animatronics (tenure-track). The successful candidate will create innovative new courses and interdisciplinary criteria and develop partnerships with live entertainment companies to explore new technologies and their application in industry. Exceptional candidates will have interests and expertise in animatronics design and integration, including collaborating with animators, hardware designers and engineering, character designers, controls engineers, and software developers/programmers in the animatronics industry.

The ideal applicant will be a highly qualified, creative individual with terminal degree(s) (masters or doctoral) in areas related to animatronics, mechatronics, and/or design for live entertainment or significant professional experience in these areas. Highly successful candidates will demonstrate at least five years of professional experience in animatronics or related fields.

The full advertisement, application requirements, and submission instructions can be found at https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID for this position is 22487.

A background check will be required for employment in the position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.