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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/11/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200168F

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Animation)
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
College College of Arts & Media
Department Dept of Art

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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 with the opportunity to continue through the 2023-24 academic year.

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.

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.

Experience Required for the Position
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Industry experience is also an asset.

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.

The Department of Art and SHSU are committed to supporting a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to describe how they will contribute to and support a diverse and equitable program through their teaching, research, or creative activity, and service.

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
• statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• 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.

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

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.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...