Position Title Assistant Professor of Art (Animation) - up to 3 positions to be filled
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education.
College College of Arts & Media
Department Dept of Art
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for full-time, Assistant Professors of Animation starting Fall 2022.
We are seeking applicants with an MFA in Animation or a related area for up to three positions. 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: 2D animation, stop motion animation, and 3D modeling (Maya and ZBrush) and the 3D rendering pipeline.
Duties include teaching a 2/3 course load, service on departmental committees, and include an expectation of sustained, peer-reviewed creative activity or research.
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.
The Department of Art www.shsu.edu/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: https://vimeo.com/user10632544/channels/sort:alphabetical/format:thumbnail
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.
Applicants that have access to their letters of recommendation can upload them in the supplemental documents section, if they would like. This post has been set up to accept letters both confidentially from references and directly from the applicant.
Review of materials will begin on January 18, 2022, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:
• 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.
Full-Time Tenure Track
To apply please visit https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29371
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.