Assistant Professor - 2D Animation

Job description

The Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2020. The department, which has been educating digital artists for over 30 years, offers BFA and MFA degrees in 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Motion Arts, Interactive Arts and Digital Imaging. Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information, and liberal arts and sciences, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals. Pratt Institute's Department of Digital Arts places concept first while demanding technical excellence in execution.


  • Teach a range of 2D Animation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Participate in curriculum development
  • Contribute to developing a strong culture of digital arts research and practice in the department
  • Maintain substantial creative accomplishments in digital arts
  • Exhibit and/or screen work and participate in professional symposia
  • Advise students
  • Participate in committee work and other service to the department and the Institute
  • Perform all other related activities as required


The successful candidate will be an experienced educator in 2D Animation and related media and a practicing artist. We seek applicants who have a comprehensive understanding of the role of digital technologies in contemporary art practice and the animation industry.

We require an MFA in 2D Animation with three to five years' college level teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of 2D animation, storytelling and narrative development, character design, 2D animation workflow, drawing and will be conversant in the history and critical theory of animation. Knowledge of Stop Motion, Dragonframe, Toonboom, Harmony and Storyboard is preferred. A strong record of professional accomplishment, as demonstrated through portfolio/reel, and an active exhibition/production record are essential.

SALARY is commensurate with education, credentials and experience.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae that includes courses taught, an artist statement and a statement of your teaching philosophy. Please also upload 20 examples of both recent creative work from your professional portfolio and student work. All materials must be submitted through our internal application site at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.





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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 12/16/2019
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