Animation Instructor

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  • Opening Date: 2018-12-21
  • Job Opening Id: 516695
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Art and Art History

Job Information

Position Description
The Art + Art History Department at Florida International University seeks an Instructor to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Animation. We seek a teacher-scholar with a critical and practical understanding of contemporary animation and animation history in a fine arts context. This is a full-time, non-tenure earning Instructor position to commence in August 2019.

We are looking for candidates exploring experimental and aesthetic approaches to 2D and/or 3D animation, from beginning through advanced levels of production. Successful candidates will have the ability to address a variety of media related to animation including drawing, illustration, comics, motion graphics, video, and film. Preferred candidates will also show experience with animation in emerging technologies such as interactive media, AR/VR, and gaming. Teaching experience at the university level, ideally in Animation and theory, will also be required. The ideal candidate should have the ability to bring his/her own innovative practice to the classroom to inspire, challenge, and motivate students.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 1, 2019. Review will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the search should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Mirta Del Valle (mgomez@fiu.edu), and William Maguire (maguirew@fiu.edu).

 

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • MFA degree from an accredited institution in Studio Arts, Animation, Digital Arts, or equivalent degree 
  • A strong commitment to teaching an active studio practice 
  • A willingness to engage in service to the department, college, university, community, and the profession 

Preference will be given to candidates showing evidence of exceptional teaching, ability to engage in the theoretical and critical discourses of contemporary art in practice and pedagogy, as well as experience with Animation curriculum development

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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