The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a 3D Animator in the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor for a full-time tenure track/tenure-eligible appointment beginning August 2020. This position will serve undergraduate students in the new BFA concentration in Animation and contribute to the School of Art’s highly ranked MFA program.
We seek candidates with rich and varied skillsets in the field of animation. The successful candidate is expected to assume a lead role in the new program’s launch, which includes course development and curriculum management. The successful candidate will actively participate in the MFA and BFA degree programs and pursue a research agenda related to their expertise. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to formulate and instruct a variety of course offerings on both undergraduate and graduate levels, including studio, seminar and lecture courses, and mentoring graduate student thesis projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and expertise using the software application Maya, specifically 3D computer modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, rigging and visual effects. Additional responsibilities include student advising and service to the School of Art and curricular program.