Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)


Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Arts & Media

Dept of Art

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Britney Ketkoski


Assistant to the Chair
Department of Art
PO Box 2089
Huntsville, Texas 77341

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Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Animation to begin August 2023.

We are seeking applicants with an MFA in Animation or a related area who can teach beginning and intermediate-level courses in 2D and/or 3D Animation.

Duties include teaching 3 courses per semester and service on departmental committees.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates must possess an MFA or terminal degree in a related field and demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity.

Experience Required for the Position

Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Industry experience is also an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates with strength in 2D animation who also have experience with Autodesk Maya and the ability to teach 3D animation at the beginning and intermediate level as well as Foundations in Digital Art and Drawing.

Other Requirements for the Position

Ranked by Animation Career Review as one of the top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S, the SHSU Animation curriculum is built on a foundation of fine art courses, emphasizing creativity and experimentation along with technical ability. The program engages students with current and historical trends in animation and includes courses in the History of Animation, 2D Animation, 3D Modeling and Animation, 3D Character Animation, Experimental Animation, and Interactive Animation.

SHSU is an R2, HSI, minority-majority University. Over 50% of the student body are first-generation college students. The Department of Art is experiencing sustained enrollment growth. About 650 undergraduates major in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation, and we offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice.

The new Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, studios, computer labs, and galleries. In addition to the University Art Gallery on campus, the Department exhibits student work at a Satellite Gallery in downtown Huntsville and has MFA studios in the Natural Science and Art Research Center a few blocks away. Sam Houston State University is located 70 miles north of Houston in Huntsville, TX, surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit the following documents as PDFs:
• cover letter
• a detailed CV
• artist’s statement or description of creative activity
• statement of teaching philosophy
• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work
• samples of student work- – for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.

Official college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for finalists for this position.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Teaching Portfolio
  6. Media Presentation
  7. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Transcripts
  5. Web Site Sample

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