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Kutztown University
  • Position Number: 2699220
  • Location: Kutztown, PA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Other Fine & Applied Arts

The Department of Art and Design Department at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position within our Animated Arts Program with an emphasis in Animation. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of animation in their student and professional work. Examples of experience with 3D sculpting and animation software (including Autodesk Maya, Adobe CC, and Pixologic ZBrush) are strongly encouraged in their professional and/or student portfolio. We seek applicants committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Art & Design and across the university.

This artist/practitioner will teach a variety of undergraduate courses from the introductory to the advanced levels, with a focus on coursework in Animation and/or 3D Modeling. This position may also include teaching opportunities in Visual Storytelling, Time-Based Media, 3D Prototyping, and Game Design.

Required qualifications include: Earned Master of Fine Arts degree in animation or related discipline by start of fall semester classes, strong professional portfolio of personal and student artwork, at least one year of college-level teaching experience and two years of professional experience in the industry, Proficiency in related digital software (such as, but not limited to, Adobe CC, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Blender, etc.).

Application must include: letter of interest addressing position requirements and teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, ten samples of personal artwork, ten samples of student artwork, and unofficial transcripts. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts required at time of campus interview. Upload to Slideroom: Successful interview and demonstration of relevant abilities required. Courses may be taught face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online. Teaching online will require successful completion of the Teaching Online Certification Course offered through Kutztown University.

Official transcripts required at time of interview. Review of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Official transcripts and questions may be addressed to Prof. Elizabeth Schneider, Search Chair, Department of Art and Design, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530; Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by January 8, 2022 will be given priority.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

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