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ANIMATION – TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 

Loyola Marymount University Full-Time  Los Angeles, California, United States 19 Oct 2022
ANIMATION – TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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ANIMATION – TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television invites applications for an Assistant Professor for a tenure track position in Animated Digital Production in the Department of Animation. This is a full-time faculty role with competitive salary and benefits. The position is anticipated to start in August 2023.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

The Assistant Professor in Animation is responsible for teaching digital production courses that facilitate the creative development of animated projects that start by collaborative ideation, continue with the teaching and application of technical workflows, and culminate with final screenings. One’s pedagogy will be informed by personal and/or professional animation experience that demonstrates expertise and renown within the discipline. It is a responsibility to maintain familiarity with ever-changing industry standards. Candidates are expected to have earned a terminal degree.

POSITION EXPECTATIONS: 

  • The selected candidate will provide skilled instruction in digital animation techniques and develop students into sophisticated filmmakers, guiding and engaging them to complete successful creative works. 
  • The candidate is expected to have strong working knowledge of production software (Harmony, After Effects, Storyboard Pro, Premiere, among others) and professional and/or pedagogical experience guiding all creative and technical aspects of collaborative productions. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a facility with 3D software, compositing techniques, and integrating visual effects. 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach department courses, to continue their own creative work, and provide service to the University. 

LMU’s School of Film & Television is a Top Ten Film School located in the heart of Los Angeles with a new state-of-the-art facility. SFTV provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education with small class size, creative collaboration, and proximity to industry. The LMU community is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse storytelling from traditionally underrepresented populations.

The School of Film & Television seeks to identify expert individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or experiences to join the college’s faculty. Inclusive excellence is a critical part of the university’s mission and a key pedagogical dimension of the college. Accordingly, all applicants must have a desire to teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, ability, culture, academic interests, and career paths.

This position requires a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism along with interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. To that end, we will ask candidates to submit a statement discussing how they approach DEI-A and interdisciplinarity in their scholarship, teaching, and professional work.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).

Degree Requirements: 

Terminal degree.

Prior Teaching Experience  

Minimum amount of teaching experience should be 1-2 years.

Required Documents

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a link to film portfolio with representative works, a DEI-A statement, and the names and email addresses of three references who would be willing to supply a letter of recommendation via the LMU HR Jobs Portal at https://jobs.lmu.edu. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to December 1st. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter

CV/Resume

Link to portfolio with representative works

DEI-A Statement

Names and email addresses of three references

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