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Instructional Faculty - 2D Animation - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2018
Title Instructional Faculty - 2D Animation - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
University Rochester Institute of Technology More About This Institution...
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Film and Animation More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 14, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Game Design/Animation

The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) is inviting applications for a Tenure Track faculty position in Animation. We seek an active artist dedicated to the education of filmmakers/animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in 2D animation and production. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of digital animation production, history, and design. An extensive knowledge of animation filmmaking processes and current and emerging technologies in the animation art form is important. The successful candidate is committed to teaching animation production and is capable of inspiring a critical and inventive environment in the classroom.

The candidate should have demonstrable experience in pre-production and production techniques and processes, story structure, and commercial or independent animation production. Proficiency in at least two of the following areas are expected: 2D digital character animation, concept art, and/or character design and animation history. The candidate will be expected to cover a full teaching load consisting of both undergraduate and graduate courses in filmmaking, animation technique, and creative production practices.

Applicants with broad-based expertise in animation and filmmaking practices and excellent writing and communication skills are encouraged to apply. Preferred knowledge of current applications relative to animation production, including: Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe After Effects, TV Paint, and the full Adobe Creative Suite.

Responsibilities include:
- Teach five courses per year ranging from lower-division foundations to upper-division and graduate levels.
- Work with animation and film production faculty on program and curricular development.
- Maintain a high level of expertise in current animation trends.
- Advise students for thesis films and provide professional mentorship.
- Engage in scholarly activities/research within the arts, design, and media disciplines.
- University and departmental service and community outreach.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
- MFA in animation or related field and considerable professional experience.
- College teaching experience beyond teaching assistantship.
- A portfolio to demonstrate a significant body of work in their field of expertise.
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

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  • The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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Contact Information

  • Mary Barnard
    School of Film and Animation
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rochester, NY


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