ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ANIMATION OAKLAND CAMPUS (RANKED)
California College of the Arts
ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ANIMATION
PART-TIME (Ranked), EXEMPT
JOB # FA16173
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, social practice, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school's motto of "Make art that matters." Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.
The Animation Program at California College of the Arts educates students in the art of storytelling through animation. Our students develop a personal voice and practical expertise by exploring a wide range of classes centered on pre-production, production, traditional character animation and digital technical skills. The program's course of study focuses on skill building and collaborative animation production that includes: intensive animation exercises, character and performance study, narrative storytelling, personal expression, and interactive media. Our program offers an intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and prepares our students for a lifetime of creative work. We nurture individual talents and skills while striving to merge new technologies with traditionally proven methods. Our Faculty member's bring a diverse teaching style and a broad range of real world experience, which allows them to train and inspire our students to become leaders in the field of animation. More information about the Animation Program can be found at: http://www.cca.edu/academics/animation
The Fine Arts Division at CCA invites animators, visual development artists, and game artists to apply for a ranked non-tenure position in Animation. This position will be appointed at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2017. Candidates should be deeply engaged with the fundamentals of animation, articulate in the classroom, astute during critiques and interested in animation as a form of cinematic storytelling . They should be aware of contemporary studio and artistic practices and be able to effectively teach to a diverse group of students across all levels of the undergraduate experience. Candidates should be dedicated to mentoring animation's future creative leaders and preparing them to assume vital roles in studio-based entertainment animation, contemporary cinema art practice, and game arenas.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to sustain a strong and diverse community with an inclusive working environment that integrates culturally rich multiple perspectives. This position will be expected to teach 1 to 4 classes per year in some combination of 2D animation, visual development, storytelling, 3D animation, 3D digital modeling and rigging, stop-motion, game-related production, or other animation courses. In addition, responsibilities include participating in program meetings, curriculum design, admissions, serving on College committees, and other college-wide service.
- Advanced Degree or equivalent professional experience.
- Prior College-level teaching experience in the appropriate area.
- Familiarity with the contemporary Animation modes, including studio, festival, or contemporary animated cinema, and a record of professional excellence.
- Specific skills and knowledge are needed in one or more of the following areas: Traditional Animation, Digital 2D Animation, 3D Character Modeling, 3D Character Animation, Character Rigging, Storytelling, Storyboarding, the Production Pipeline, Character Design, and/or Cinema Language.
SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience.
The priority deadline is April 15, 2017.
The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future consideration unless applicants indicate otherwise.
Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address: https://cca.submittable.com/submit/333406e5-85e0-45ae-bc18-245c47149c55/animation-associate-assistant-professor-ranked-non-tenure-part-time
Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:
- Letter of interest
- Teaching philosophy
- Artist statement covering current practice
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Examples of syllabi
- Link to a video reel and/or portfolio via a personal website or video share site
- Contact information for three professional references
Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email CCA-Anima-Faculty-Search@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search FA16173.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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