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Assistant Professor of Animation

Columbus College of Art and Design Full-Time  Anywhere 1 Dec 2021

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Animation

The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor for our Animation Department. The candidate will be a 2D animator with a strong foundation in gesture drawing of humans and animals. This position will join our 2D animation team and will be active in the delivery of current 2D animation pipelines and the teaching of core animation principles. The department is interested in candidates who have engaged in service towards increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the animation industry. The faculty member will teach six courses an academic year (3 each semester) and contribute to college service and maintain an active animation practice. The position will begin August 2022.

The CCAD Animation Department is housed in the Cloyd Family Animation Center. Highlights include: a 15-seat stop motion lab, a drawing classroom, three dedicated cintiq teaching labs, a cintiq docking lab, flex space for student projects, faculty offices, a gallery, and a 90 Seat Screening Room with a Christie 4220 DLP 4K Projector and Dolby Atmos 7.1 Surround Sound System. Animation faculty are encouraged to collaborate on both departmental and cross-disciplinary projects. All CCAD faculty have access to a variety of internal funding sources in order to support professional practice (travel, research, projects), including the Griffith Big Project Fund that supports new making and research projects.

A completed application will require:

  • A cover letter that articulates the ways their experience fits the role as well as highlights their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A CV that includes: names/contact details for three references, a link to a demo reel (YouTube or Vimeo), and a curated drawing portfolio (website or PDF).


  • A bachelor’s degree is required, as is strong professional experience in animation and/or a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience teaching at the college level is desired, but not required.

Please direct any questions regarding the position to the search committee chair, Charlotte Belland <>. Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2022, but applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

CCAD Vaccination Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at

*CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification.

About CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is The CCAD Way, one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our Core Values of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD’s Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you’ll find all the culture and amenities you’d expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state’s political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the Columbus region is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city’s numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you’ll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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