Assistant Professor of Art in Animation and Design
Valparaiso University is a selective, international university with a Lutheran ethos in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago. Founded in 1859, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth.
The Department of Art is located in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently serves approximately 40 undergraduate majors along with several courses taught to support the General Education Fine Arts requirement. Degree offerings include: B.A. in Art 30 credit minimum, B.A. in Digital Media Arts 45 credit minimum, B.A. in Studio Art 45 credit minimum, and a 15-credit minor. As the department grows and the industry evolves, the art department has greater need for faculty working in digital and emerging-media areas.
The candidate we are seeking should be skilled and experienced in digital animation with additional experience in another digital or emerging-media area. This position is housed in the Department of Art, and several courses may be cross-listed with the Department of Communication. There is potential to create hybrid study plans with the Computing and Information Sciences Department.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of digital animation and design. Faculty are encouraged and expected to support the broader university and department goals, which may include teaching in a variety of related areas.
- Must have an MFA by the start time of hire.
- Experience teaching digital media at the college level is preferred.
- Experience in program development is a plus.
To apply, submit a Letter of Application that includes a link to an online or digital portfolio, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, (3) letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/57323. Application review will begin January 14, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.
Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.