The Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University seeks candidates for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Animation. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to experimental animation practices using digital animation tools. Experimental approaches to artmaking of interest include but are not limited to: single channel animation, storyboarding, installation, virtual reality, multi channel projection, and experimental narrative. Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of 3D and/or 2D animation practices and have teaching experience that includes hands-on investigations of animation practices.
Faculty Responsibilities & Opportunities:
-The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide students a rich educational environment for experimentation and personal growth.
-Candidate will have the opportunity to engage Expanded Media faculty in the enrichment and extension of experimental animation practices.
-The successful candidate will participate in division service and teach a 3/3 load.
-The candidate must be conversant in essential animation terminologies and be open to dialogues across other art forms within the Division of Expanded Media.
-Candidate must be able to engage art theory as it relates to animation within a multicultural context. Candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students
-Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in 3D and/or 2D Animation.
-The successful candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience and a proven engagement with the larger art community.
-Additional certifications or other specialties strengthen applications for this position. An ability to work and teach collaboratively, compassionately and empathetically is essential.
To apply submit:
-Letter of Interest (pdf)
-Artist Statement, links of personal and student work (viewable online)
-Teaching Philosophy which addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Sample syllabi (PDF)
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Application review starts January 15, 2021.
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Assistant Professor Eric Souther at firstname.lastname@example.org.