Digital Arts/Animation and Motion Graphics Instructor

Location
Anaheim
Posted
Dec 26, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Digital Arts/Animation and Motion Graphics Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCF581

Location: Fullerton College

Department: Fine Arts (FC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach foundation and specialized courses in animation, including but not limited to traditional animation hand-drawn character animation and stop motion, digital 2D computer animation, motion graphics, 3D/CGI animation and other specialized animation courses for the advertising, commercial, feature film, interactive media, motion graphics, television, web and video game fields and related courses to a diverse student population.

Instructor will serve as a spokesperson, recruiter, and partner with local industry for the advancement of the Animation Program.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American. Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history

OR

Bachelor’s in any of the above

AND

Master’s in humanities

OR

The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

(NOTE: ‘’Master’s in fine arts” as used here refers to any master’s degree in the subject matter of fine arts, which is defined to include visual studio arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and metal and jewelry art; and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the “Master of Fine Arts” (MFA) degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film, video, photography, creative writing or other nonplastic arts.)

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrate expertise in two or more of the following areas: traditional hand-drawn character animation, stop motion, 2D computer animation, 3D/CGI animation and Motion Graphics.

Knowledge of software and equipment for instruction such as Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop and After Effects, Autodesk Maya for 3D animation, DragonFrame for stop motion, Moho, Toon Boom Harmony, both Macs and PCs computers, Wacom tablets and Cintiqs and Photographic equipment and lights.

Experience with game engines such as Unity and Unreal.

Experience administrating an art classroom, computer lab or stop motion shop.

Effective oral and written communication.

Professional development in the discipline demonstrated through completion of Animation, Motion Graphics and related workshops or seminars, clinics, and certification training.

Experience teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced animation, with an emphasis on the 12 Principles of Animations, using traditional or digital media.

Experience teaching Cinematography and Visual Storytelling principles.

A record of creating and presenting original animated work.

Experience creating equitable outcomes and success for all students, by incorporating culturally responsive teaching in the classroom.

Working Conditions:


Salary Range: $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:


Posting Number: 2016158FT

Open Date: 12/21/2018

Close Date: 2/14/2019

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar. The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/3354









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