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Assistant Professor 9 Mo - Animation - F00386

Arkansas State University
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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

The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor, Animation to begin August 2022 to teach and develop courses in our BS degree in Digital Technology and Design. The ideal candidate would be interested in teaching undergraduate students of all levels and would have expertise in Digital Illustration, 2D Animation, Sprite Design, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, and experience in Adobe Illustrator, Animate, Character Animator and After Effects.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • 5/5 teaching load  
  • The position does not require advising, research, or service-related activities.
  • Curriculum development
  • Other duties as assigned



• Knowledge and experience in the field of Illustration, Game Design or New Media
• Two (2) or more years of experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students
• Excellent communication, organizational, and management skills that would suggest aptitude for recruiting and outreach potential, to both grow the program and industry connections to the major

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Minimum Qualifications:

• MFA or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in Animation, Game Design, Time-Based New Media or a related discipline
• Excellent technical skills in life-drawing/exceptional draftsmanship and traditionally drawn character animation practices
• Demonstrated proficiency in 2D and 3D Digital animation practices using tools such as Blender, Maya, Zbrush, Unreal, Unity, ToonBoom Harmony, Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Effects, Adobe Animate and Premiere), Storyboarding, Web Animation and scripting
• Demonstrated success and/or aptitude for remote, hybrid, and face to face instruction
• Willingness to build curriculum and recruit students

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