Assistant/Associate Professor, Animation/Illustration

Montclair, NJ
Mar 21, 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 September 20, 2016

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Animation/Illustration

Vacancy # V-F2

Department Art and Design

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the Animation/Illustration BFA program. The successful candidate will teach in both 2D and 3D computer animation required courses, and other animation formats as electives; advise students; engage in student recruitment; communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and staff; engage industry partners; actively participate in faculty governance and service; establish a scholarship program in an area of specialization that contribute to the reputation of the department, the College of the Arts and the University.

The BFA Animation/Illustration shares in the Department of Art and Design's common foundation. The program aims to lead students to think conceptually, to develop necessary technical skills and to define their own unique style as visual communicators or artists. The Department seeks to recruit a faculty member who is open-minded and receptive to change and to challenge fluent in emerging technologies.

Qualifications & Requirements

A terminal US degree such as an MFA (or an equivalent non-US degree) in animation or a related field; a record of creative and/or scholarly work (i. e., professional design record, exhibitions, publications, presentations); and teaching experience at the college level. Candidates must have a strong background in contemporary 2D and 3D animation and a history of professional excellence including an exceptional portfolio. A comprehensive teaching philosophy statement is required. Candidate must be fluent with relevant digital tools to teach Digital 2D and 3D animation. Additional knowledge and experience such as in motion graphics, visual effects (storyboarding, character design, compositing, typography, and broadcast skills), gaming, and virtual reality are desired.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2017

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

Lauren Carr
Chair, Search Committee V-F2
Department of Art and Design
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043

Apply By Open until position is filled

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