Animation Position Announcement
The Kansas City Art Institute, a national leader in visual arts
education, seeks nominations and applications for a full-time
Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Animation to begin
August of 2022. The successful candidate will play a vital role in
the further development and expansion of the current Animation
Kansas City Art Institute is a four-year, independent, and
accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located
in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri.
The college enrolls over 700 undergraduate students drawn
regionally, nationally, and internationally.
KCAI Department of Animation
The award-winning Animation Department features a creatively
designed, mentorship based and technologically integrated approach
to the teaching of all aspects of the medium. Major coursework is
complemented by intensive studio practice, liberal arts, and
professional practice curriculum. Areas of concentration include
classical, experimental, and digital animation but no one solution
is prioritized over another. Accordingly, the program's goals
are to equip students with a diverse array of animation skills,
informed by a strong historical context and a critical conceptual
foundation that enables them to become well-rounded animation
professionals able to thrive within a rapidly evolving field.
Requirements for the Position
The successful candidate’s qualifications and professional
experience should demonstrate a vibrant and diverse body of work in
animation. A primary focus in 3D methodologies and associated
production skills are required (both specialists & generalists
are encouraged). Additionally, the candidate should be able to
demonstrate a broad understanding of the animation field.
Applicants should be conversant with the constraints of
current professional practice in the field.
Demonstrate proficiency and ability to instruct the following
software is required:
Maya, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically: Photoshop, After
Knowledge of the following software is encouraged: Cinema
4D, Toon Boom Harmony
The position requires the capacity to collaborate and support
faculty colleagues, develop curriculum, establish infrastructure
and implementation of dedicated 3D instruction as well as a core
animation studio and elective courses. Candidates must possess the
ability to instruct and advise students in developing a
professional practice in the field of animation. Excellent written
and oral communication skills and a strong collaborative spirit for
teamwork and service to the department, institution, and field are
Education and Experience Requirements
An MFA and demonstrated professional achievement in the field
with full-time college-level teaching experience
Application Deadlines and
Reviews of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and will
continue until the position is filled.
Apply by e-mail to: email@example.com
Attach to the e-mail in PDF format only:
* letter of application
* curriculum vita
* statement of teaching experience and philosophy
* either a list of workable web link(s) to personal practice and to
supervised student work examples with project * * descriptions
where applicable or the same materials embedded in the PDF.
* list of 3 professional references we may contact
Applications with accessible PDF files and workable web
links will be acknowledged by return e-mail.
Questions may be directed to:
Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment
Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting
the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender,
gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information,
citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic
prohibited by federal, state or local law.
KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals
with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application
process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you
need accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human
Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any
questions or concerns can be directed to Kansas City Art
Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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