Assistant Professor, Animation – School of Art

Job description:

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Animation program with an emphasis on 2D animation, beginning August, 2023. This position includes research, undergraduate/graduate teaching, and service responsibilities.

The School of Art seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of 2D Animation.  The successful candidate is expected to pursue a research agenda related to their expertise in 2D Animation. The successful candidate will have knowledge of historical and contemporary artists, as well as technical and conceptual issues within 2D Animation. The successful candidate will have experience teaching upper and lower division undergraduate and graduate studio, seminar, and lecture courses in various modalities, including online, hybrid, and in-person. The successful candidate will have experience working with a diverse student population with varying skill levels and is able to communicate to students their progress, while recognizing their diversified backgrounds. The successful candidate will have experience mentoring and advising students as well as serving on graduate thesis and undergraduate capstone committees. The successful candidate will have experience in service responsibilities including, but are not limited to, curricular and academic affairs, communications, student recruitment and retention, as well as faculty/teaching assistant/student worker onboarding and mentoring. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and be able to effectively communicate and prioritize deadlines. To learn more about our Animation program (ranked 14th among public schools, 2022 Animation Career Review), please visit Animation.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent terminal degree
  • Demonstrated evidence of sustained professional activity in animation;
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience teaching all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • Experience teaching and developing online/hybrid courses and deploying innovative online pedagogy;
  • Experience chairing and serving on graduate committees;
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve national or international recognition in creative research;
  • Record of securing grants and/or external funding;
  • Demonstrated evidence of administrative/service activities

Application deadline:

The application deadline is November 14, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

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Instruction to apply:

Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing the candidate’s professional activity, teaching/student mentorship, and administrative/service experience (if applicable);
  • Brief statement addressing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contact information for three references;
  • Artist statement;
  • Evidence of scholarship or creative work in the form of either a link to a video portfolio or a website of selected works of not less than three works with a total running time of no more than 10 minutes (excerpts welcome) - please include any passwords if required to access;
  • Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.

All applications must be submitted electronically via  

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