Instructor of Art – Drawing and Animation (Tenure-Track)

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Instructor of Art – Drawing and Animation (Tenure-Track)

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Date: January 22, 2019

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Instructor of Art – Drawing and Animation (Tenure-Track)

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Art & Design Department seeks a highly motivated artist with a commitment to foundation-level teaching in visual art & design, a strong knowledge of curriculum development and assessment, and an understanding of portfolio standards for students transferring to BFA programs. The successful candidate will teach foundation drawing and animation courses while actively participating in the development of an interdisciplinary visual art & design curriculum that incorporates time-based media. In addition to teaching a full-time load of 15 contact hours, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and assessment, oversee studio classrooms, and contribute to departmental and campus activities that support the college mission. The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in visual art or design and a minimum of one year college-level teaching, preferably at the community college level, is required. Candidates may specialize in any area of animation but must demonstrate clear fluency in observational drawing.

STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of three years of college-level teaching, preferably at the community college level, is strongly preferred. Candidates who can apply foundational drawing skills in vector-based and CGI-based animation are strongly preferred. Teaching experience and/or studio practice that engages with interactive and time-based media highly desired.


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $64,841 plus excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring or administration are especially encouraged to apply. Please send a resume; cover letter; 3 letters of recommendation; a link to a personal portfolio of 10 – 20 works, including up to five examples of time-based work, each totaling less than five minutes in duration; a pdf or link to portfolio of 10-20 examples of student work, including up to five examples of animations and/or time-based work, each totaling less than five minutes in duration (provide Vimeo or YouTube links to student time-based work); a teaching philosophy; a list of courses taught; and one sample course syllabus and any related teaching materials to: [email protected]. You may upload your documents by clicking here. Please indicate “Instructor of Art – Drawing and Animation (Tenure-Track)” in the subject line of the email or mail to:

Director, Human Resources
Westchester Community College
Administration Building- Suite B42
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, N.Y. 10595
Fax: (914) 606-7838

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Priority will be given to applications received by March 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning. Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.




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