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Lecturer in Animation

Augusta University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in Animation

Job ID: 266453
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 266453

Position # 40066917

The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time lecturer in Animation. This person will teach four animation and/or foundation-level studio courses in-person per semester. In addition, the lecturer will also advise Art & Design students. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position (9-month contract) with duties anticipated to begin in August 2024.

  • Teach four animation and/or foundation-level studio courses per semester.
  • Possible courses for Animation include Motion Graphics, Animation History & Fundamentals, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Technical Animation & Rigging, 3D Modeling, Previsualization, and Short Format Storytelling. Foundational-level studio courses are those situated in the department's BFA and BA degree programs. Foundation courses include Drawing I, 2D Design, and Color Experience & Theory.
  • Software packages currently taught in our Animation program include the Autodesk Maya, Maxon Zbrush, Substance Painter, Adobe Creative Cloud, Unreal Engine, Toon Boom Harmony, and Storyboard Pro.

Required Qualifications

MFA or equivalent terminal degree in the appropriate discipline or its equivalent in training, ability, or experience.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

- Evidence of ability as a teacher;

- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

An established record of teaching experience and industry experience, artistic practice, or publication.


This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0.

Lecturer: $46,000 - $50,000- The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for various careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service.

The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University is a NASAD accredited, multi-disciplinary department, offering comprehensive programs that explore both traditional and contemporary practices in visual and performing arts. Faculty and students are actively engaged in peer-recognized, tier-one level national and international research, scholarship, and creative activities. The department engages students in both cutting-edge technologies and traditional practices facilitating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in interdisciplinary research with departments across the campus including our world-class medical facility and state-of-the-art cyber center.

The department actively participates in the contemporary national and international scenes of art and scholarship through the award-winning Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art and offers a myriad of opportunities for students and community members to experience world-renowned artists from a variety of disciplines each year.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Augusta University -

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide a course by course educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Professional References, Philosophy of teaching Augusta University students, website URL linking your portfolio or demo reel, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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