Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Animation

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January 15, 2019

Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Animation

Montserrat College of Art is seeking a highly invested professional to teach animation within the Visual Communication and Design Division. This is a new position to support the needs of a growing student population and department. Responsibilities would begin in the fall semester of 2019.

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties:

In addition to faculty duties, which include teaching courses at the undergraduate level, advising and mentoring students, and service to the college, responsibilities for this position will include researching, networking, and starting to develop the idea of an in-house production studio with a goal of creating festival-quality animated shorts. The productions, done in conjunction with teams of upper-level undergraduate students, will provide additional opportunities for teaching animation as they apply to a variety of media and professional applications.

The Division places the highest value on both conceptual image making and verbal development of each student. The Visual Communication and Design division at Montserrat College of Art has grown significantly in the past three years and is looking for applicants that have a strong desire to expand and develop this exciting learning environment. In addition to classroom teaching, all faculty are expected to actively participate in departmental meetings and activities, curriculum development, committee work, student advising, and portfolio review panels.

 

Qualifications:

Because an important part of this new position involves the development of an in-house production studio and the production of animated shorts, work experience in and the understanding of the current animation industry is critical. Classroom experience and/or significant team leadership is also essential.  Candidates must have a minimum of a completed Bachelor’s degree  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a MFA degree in visual communication, illustration, animation, interactive design, or a related field and have at least two years of college-level instructional experience in practical and critical aspects of animation production and have at least one year of experience working directly in the animation industry. Consideration may be given to candidates with a B.A. or B.F.A. who possess three to five years of  professional experience in animation production or an interactive arts related industry.

 

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Montserrat College of Art, established in 1970, is an independent institution of art, providing an individualized education focused on maximizing the professional and personal success of each student. Structured around experiential learning, studio practice, liberal arts, and professional preparation, the mission of the college ensures that its graduates leave equipped with the competence, confidence, and habits of mind to build lives of creative enterprise and community engagement.

Montserrat College of Art is an accredited, non-profit, Massachusetts art school, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design; and by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, active military service, genetic information, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other category protected under applicable law.

How to apply: 

Applications will be reviewed starting on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send resumes materials electronically to hr@montserrat.edu, with the subject line “FT Animation Professor” 

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 20 Professional Images, Demo Reel
  • Samples of Student Work if available
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample Syllabus
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