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Assistant Professor of Practice in Art (Animation)

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Posting Details

Come and join the Bearkat community!

Named after Texas' legendary hero, General Sam Houston, the university boasts a rich historical legacy that resonates with the spirit of Texas, which provides a balance between a peaceful, natural setting and proximity to urban amenities. With a student population of over 21,000, SHSU offers a vibrant and dynamic community. SHSU has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas and just an hour drive north of Houston, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging.

SHSU offers compelling options for individuals seeking a fulfilling and impactful career including a superior benefit package , competitive salaries and a flexible work environment fostering work/life balance. SHSU offers programs that support a healthy work-life balance, contributing to employee well-being and job satisfaction, as well as, professional development opportunities with our educational assistance and dependent assistance programs.

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
Assistant Professor of Practice in Art (Animation)


Assistant Professor of Practice

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

Contact Phone

Contact Email

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 Assistant Professor of Practice, Animation to begin Fall 2024. 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

Applicants should be able to teach beginning courses in 2D and/or 3D Computer Animation and should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 3D character animation, 3D modeling and rigging, and the 3D shading and rendering pipeline..

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

Other Requirements for the Position

The Department of Art has about 550 undergraduate majors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation and offers an MFA in Art and Social Practice. The BFA in Animation is the largest program in the department with over 200 majors. Ranked by Animation Career Review as one of the top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S, the SHSU Computer 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 historic 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.

Examples of student work created in our program can be viewed at:

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit the following documents as PDFs:
cover letter
a detailed CV
artist’s statement or description of creative activity
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.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
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 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. 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
  8. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Web Site Sample


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