Assistant Professor, Art & Design (Temporary - 10 Month)

Montclair, NJ
Jan 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 2, 2016

Position Title Assistant Professor, Art & Design (Temporary - 10 Month)

Vacancy # N/A

Department Art and Design

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University invites applications for a temporary 10-month faculty position in 3D animation, visual effects and gaming in the Animation / Illustration program at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate courses in character rigging, character animation, visual effects and unity. This faculty member would bring comprehensive professional and industry expertise in the field, with a particular emphasis on one or more growing sectors such as virtual reality, gaming, 3D animation, and VFX Industries. Candidate will also be advising one-half (approximately 90) of the approximately 180 Animation / Illustration majors expected in AY 2016 - 17. This individual will also take an active role in recruitment, portfolio review events, contribute to department documentation, faculty meetings, office hours and participate in developing the growth of the BFA Animation / Illustration department. Candidates are required to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and staff; engage industry partners; actively participate in faculty governance and service.

Qualifications & Requirements

Terminal US degree-MFA or PhD (or an equivalent non-US degree) with at least one degree in the 3D animation field; evidence of relevant experience in industry; a record of creative and/or scholarly work (i.e., professional design record, exhibitions, publications, presentations) and a successful teaching experience.

Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date As soon as possible

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, C.V., teaching philosophy, scholarship/research/creative agenda and goals, syllabi, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to [include Vacancy # (V#)]:
Lauren Carr
Chair, Search Committee V#XX
Department of Art and Design
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Apply By Open until position is filled.

Organizational Marketing Statement:

Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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