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Assistant or Associate Professor in Art Animation and Illustration (Digital Arts)

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Art Animation and Illustration (Digital Arts)
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268241
About Us

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to learn, grow, and advance. Now, nearly 13,000 students from across Georgia, 31 states and 62 countries call UWG home. With 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, our institution builds capacity to help develop talent pipelines for in-demand industries. Today, we're a regional powerhouse, making an economic impact of more than $633 million in the region and state.

With our main campus in Carrollton (GA) and presences in Douglasville (GA), Newnan (GA), and online, we take pride in working every day to curate a first-choice university by making a difference in the lives of our students, alumni, industry partners, and the communities we serve.
The academic enterprise of the university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

Department Information

Art at University of West Georgia ( We are team-oriented faculty who focus on our students¿ development and success. We value both inclusiveness and collaboration among or colleagues and students. We welcome applicants with demonstrated success in working with populations and we further encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Job Summary

We invite applications for a tenure-track Animation position (At the Assistant or Associate Professor level, pending experience and qualifications) beginning August,1 2024.The position includes expectation for teaching all levels of Animation, curriculum development, students success, service and research. We are seeking an excellent educator who will encourage innovation, student development, while informing students about practical industry considerations, teaching and program development within the new specialized offering.

Additional responsibilities include student academic mentorship/advice, development and support of internship opportunities, participating in program and curriculum development, recruitment of a diverse student population, community engagement, and a commitment to furthering the mission of Art and UWG. Other duties include co-managing studio/ lab & equipment, program inventory, and overseeing work-study students.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess

A terminal degree in Animation or Illustration and/or the equivalent (or degree conferral before August 2024).

Proficiency in using and teaching industry-standard software and practices.

Adept experience within Animation fundamentals to include traditional media and digital media.

The ideal candidate should:

Demonstrate relevant areas of expertise in two or more of the following areas: 2D Animation, 3D Modeling and Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, Storyboarding, Digital Illustration, Character Design, or Visual Storytelling.

Demonstrate experience with, and/or commitment to, educating and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and demographics.

Demonstrate In-depth knowledge of Animation history and contemporary issues within the field of animation.

Demonstrate the potential for excellence in the areas of teaching, service, student success and research.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrative experience with collaboration in creative practice and/or teaching.

Demonstrative experience Curriculum development

Demonstrative experience in teaching beyond graduate assistant level

Demonstrative experience in Teaching Animation fundamentals (both traditional and current practices)

Demonstrative experience in discipline specific emerging technologies.

Required Documents to Attach

Interested Applicants should submit respective (PDFs) to the UWG Job portal:

Application cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Professional portfolio, which should be presented in a single PDF and include of 20 images or equivalent time-based works:

Portfolio of student work, which should be presented in a single PDF and include of 20 images or equivalent time-based works:

oEach portfolio must include 20 images or equivalent time-based works. PDFs can include still frames, sketches, storyboards, illustrations, or other examples that demonstrate one's level of professional creative work or student success.

oNOTE: If a different method of presentation is required, please include links to an outside portfolio of works (eg. Vimeo, Youtube, personal website, etc¿) within your PDF. Please include any required passwords for linked videos/portfolios.

Teaching portfolio, which should include three separate PDFs

oTeaching statement/philosophy

oRecent student evaluations, (if available)

oUp to three syllabi samples, (if available)

Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts required for fin al consideration)

Contact information for at least three references, (official Letter will be required for finalists)

Review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to those received by March 18. Position will remain open until filled

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of West Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and
federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246,
and Rev. Proc. 75-50


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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