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  • Opening Date: 2019-12-20
  • Job Opening Id: 520239
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Art and Art History

Job Information

ABOUT THE FIU COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, ARCHITECTURE + THE ARTS 

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Art + Art History at Florida International University is currently seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure earning, Instructor of Animation beginning in Fall semester 2020.

The preferred candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence and leadership in:

  • Creative and scholarly activities
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Developing curricula and course syllabi, following established institutional guidelines

The candidate will also be expected to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.F.A. in Art, computer animation or related field; or a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in animation/digital arts
  • Keen knowledge of all aspects of animation production, sound editing, motion graphics / animation, and emerging technology, formats, and distribution channels
  • Advanced proficiency with state-of-the art animation industry and related software, including: MAYA and Advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Ability to build successful relationships with student and colleagues in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • An online portfolio with current projects

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three (3) years of professional work experience, either in the field, or teaching
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic multi-campus organizational work environments
  • Understanding and embracing the mission of the University
  • Skill in building strategic alliances both within and across disciplines
  • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism

HOW TO APPLY:  

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520239 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and upload the following:

 

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s professional                  background, teaching experience, and administrative experience.
  2. A brief teaching statement
  3. A Curriculum Vitae
  4. Portfolio of relevant teaching and professional work in PDF format not to exceed 10 MB.  The PDF portfolio should include links to moving images/video online work.  It must include the candidate’s creative animation work and the work of the candidate’s students, plus 2-3 sample syllabi.
  5. Names and contact information of three references.  They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 10, 2020.  Review will continue until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Silvia Pease, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: spease@fiu.edu. The initial appointment will start in August 2020.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

 

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 this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

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.

 

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 this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

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.

 

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university. FIU is focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of  the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and 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 USAwith more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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