Instructor, Film/TV Animation

Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructor, Film/TV Animation

Posting #: 16-114

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 10 Months

Starting Salary: $57,066.30 - $93,722.20 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Next Review Date: 5/19/17

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Film/TV Animation, De Anza College.

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


We are seeking a candidate who has the requisite skills to teach a variety of courses in Film/TV: Animation, and other courses depending upon the needs of our students and program and area/s of expertise of the new faculty member. Teach introductory, intermediate and advanced courses of Animation production including F/TV66A Basic Techniques of Animation: 3D Media; F/TV68A Sound for Animation; F/TV69A Principles of Animation: 2D Media; F/TV70A The Storyboard and Visual Development for Animation; F/TV71G Introduction to 3D Computer Animation: Modeling; F/TV71H Introduction to 3D Computer Animation: Character Motion; F/TV72GHJ Animated Film Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production Workshops; and Animation studies courses, F/TV75G History of Animation (1900-Present) and F/TV75K Japanese Animation.

Instruct students in Autodesk Suite: Media & Entertainment Collection and Adobe Creative Suite. Emphasis should be placed on creating narrative, story-based content alongside technical skills such as storyboarding, character modeling and motion, and texturing.

Revise Animation curriculum as needed and develop a new direction and focus on digital and/or 3D computer animation within four years. Keep current in the discipline and work with faculty to develop new curricula and design new programs that are sensitive to the needs of a changing student population. Increase the ability of program graduates to transfer to four-year institutions.

Ability or experience to teach courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast track or other modes of delivery. Support the success of students through effective use and understanding of multicultural and multiethnic pedagogies.

Maintain and support the CTE (Career Technical Education) Perkins vocational program with a focus on a two-year professional training model for Animation. Write proposals for funding, oversee facilities and equipment purchases, and develop and monitor budgets for the Animation program within the Film/TV Department. Maintain relevant industry ties and contribute members to the Film/TV Advisory Board. Develop outreach in the community, both professional and academic, to publicize the goals and achievements of the program.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. Faculty members also develop, refine and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).


Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students and staff.

Master's degree in radio, television, film, mass communication or journalism OR bachelor's in any of the above AND master's in drama/theater arts, communication, communication studies, business, telecommunications, or English, OR the equivalent.


  1. Advanced degree with Animation emphasis.
  2. Strength in 2D and 3D computer animation.
  3. Knowledge and expertise of software, such as Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Zbrush and Premiere Pro.
  4. Demonstrated professional experience in the entertainment industry and/or recent production experience in Animation.
  5. Knowledge and experience in the area of narrative and visual storytelling.
  6. Knowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of Animation, digital art and emerging media.
  7. Teaching experience in a multicultural setting at a community college or college/university level in Animation courses.
  8. Ideal candidate is an effective oral and written communicator and enthusiastic collaborator.
  9. Experience writing curriculum and assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and developing new curriculum and programs as industry standards dictate over time.
  10. Familiar with current information technology in the classroom and ability to teach courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast track and other modes of delivery.
  11. Experience developing inclusive and effective culturally responsive classroom activities.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter (limited to two typed pages) detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this Film/TV: Animation position, and a brief statement as to where you see the program going over the next five years.
  3. Current CV/resume that includes all formal education; work experience; screenings and awards; and a list of three current professional references (name, address, phone numbers and email).
  4. Link (noted at the top of your CV/resume) to your online portfolio or demo reel (maximum 5 minutes) showcasing the range of your professional work.
  5. Supplemental document that lists:
  • Animation courses you have previously taught, including the course numbers, titles, brief descriptions and academic institutions.
  • De Anza College Film/TV courses you are qualified and prepared to teach.
  • All relevant college courses completed in the area of Film and Animation, as well as any workshops, training or certifications.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates will be subject to this requirement.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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