Assistant or Associate Professor of Animation

Chapman University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Animation

  • Institution: Chapman University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Orange, CA US
  • Website: www.chapman.edu
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Animation

  • Chapman University | Orange, CA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: March 31, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor of Animation

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ 95,000-105,000.

Location Orange, CA US

Application Deadline March 03, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Ruth Daly

Department -

Email daly@chapman.edu

Phone US +1 (310) 760-6760

Job Description

Assistant or Associate Professor of Animation and Visual Effects, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Chapman University seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in animation and visual effects for its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts beginning August 2023.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty includes academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #4 in the nation among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at https://www.chapman.edu/dodge/index.aspx.

Chapman University is dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, and ongoing engagement with diversity and inclusion in people. We create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty and are committed to strengthening our culture represented by the multi-ethnic opportunities drawn from the marketplace. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates with diverse research and teaching perspectives based on non-traditional educational backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have professional and teaching experience in three or more areas: 2D and/or 3D animation production; storyboarding; 2D animation; writing for animation; animation direction; character design; and Pre-Production Art/concept design.

Required
• Advanced degree in animation or a related field; OR professional industry experience in animation or related industries.
• Proven effective record of accomplishment, teaching at college level (minimum two years).

Preferred
• Expertise in and ability to teach software and other tools currently used in animation production – 2D animation. Toon Boom Story Board Pro, and Harmony. Adobe suite.
• Experience in Animation Production with three or more of the following areas: 2D and/or 3D animation production; storyboarding; 2D animation; writing for animation; animation direction; character design; and Pre-Production Art/concept design.
• Experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration and project management.
• Expertise in and ability to teach software and other tools and techniques currently used in 2D animation production.

Faculty duties include teaching, academic advising, and service to Dodge College and Chapman University. The teaching load is 24 credits per academic year, in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.

1. Teach courses in the Animation and Visual Effects program
2. Work closely with faculty, staff, and students to plan and execute projects
3. Advise on equipment needs, standards and documentation for animation production
4. Mentor undergraduate students
5. Develop curriculum to align with current and emerging industry standards
6. Explore opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration
7. Maintain industry relations to enhance student internship and career opportunities
8. Contribute to developing a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all constituents.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a Chapman University faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of professional recommendation at Academic Jobs at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23738

Please direct any inquiries about the position to Ruth Daly, Search Chair at ftvsearch@chapman.edu using “Animation Faculty Position” as the email subject line.

This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications; the range for this assistant / associate professor position of animation and visual effects is $95,000-$105,000.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Application
Portfolio or Reel Link
Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site  )
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info: FTVSearch <ftvsearch@chapman.edu>

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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