15 May 2019

Full-Time Assistant/ Associate Professor, Animation

University of South Florida – Posted by maureens Tampa, Florida, United States

Job Description

The School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month, faculty position, in Animation at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Earning. Years toward Tenure may be awarded. Appointment to begin August 7, 2019. Salary is comptetitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Animation; or MFA in Studio Art, Filmmaking, or relevant field with significant professional experience in Animation. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in creative applications of moving image animation with an emphasis in 2D and/or 3D animation. The candidate should have the ability to teach a range of skill sets including digital and traditional, as well as unconventional methods and approaches to moving images. Knowledge of current approaches, practices, techniques, technology, and issues as related to teaching Animation is essential. The applicant must be able to develop new curricula, and teach courses ranging from undergraduate non-majors to art specialization majors, as well as work in the mentoring and teaching graduate students in an interdisciplinary MFA program. Applicant will demonstrate teaching and research experiences that address diverse cultural issues and/or backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as expanisve approach that embraces the evolving role of the moving image in society. An awareness of contemporary visual culture, and animation history and theory is highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a record of producing and exhibiting original creative work at the national / international level. They will have the ability to help shape the future of Animation within the School of Art and Art History, and to be able to expand the range of the program through interdisciplinary and unconventional creative research. The candidate should demonstrate relevant expertise in two or more of the following areas: 2D Animation, Storyboarding and Visual Storytelling, Character Design, 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, Digital Illustration/ Concept Art, Character Rigging, and Character Animation. Knowledge of software for instruction includes: Adobe After Effects, Toon Boom Harmony, and the CC Suite of software for 2D animation. Experience with Autodesk Maya for 3D animation, Zbrush, Cinema 4D, Unity 3D, Unreal, or Substance Designer is a plus. Minimum two years teaching after completion of MFA is preferred.
Duties: Teach a minimum of two undergraduate courses per semester, as well as mentoring graduate students and serving on MFA research project committees. Maintain an active record of high-impact with creative research achievements at the national / international level. Assist in organizing and supervising the needs of a growing Digital Arts program, including overseeing graduate teaching and expanding an ambitious curriculum. Serve on school, college, and university committees and project initiatives. Ability to organize and supervise instructional staff and act as area head on a rotational basis as required.


Job Categories: 2D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #3d animation and moving image animation.

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