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Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts, Faculty Careers - Other
George Fox University announces a tenure-track position in Cinematic Arts: Animation, to begin August 15, 2021. The committee seeks a working animation practitioner with significant professional experience, as well as an understanding of the technical, critical, and theoretical issues in contemporary cinematic arts education. This role will be central in shaping curricular decisions and outreach for our animation concentration. The animation faculty enjoy strong collaboration with both our visual communication and arts and design faculty and students in the School of Design.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.
The work of our new colleague will include, but is not limited to:
Taking on the role of primary instructor for our Animation concentration in the Cinematic Arts Major.
Teaching 3-4 courses per semester related to aspects of the animation industry, which could include pre-production, Intro to Animation, 3D Animation, 2D Animation, motion graphics, VFX, compositing, visualization, and animation aesthetics using current industry-standard tools.
Advising and mentoring students
Assisting with the development and revising of curriculum to improve student outcomes in the animation concentration and other Cinematic Arts major concentrations.
Advising leadership on facility and equipment acquisitions and improvements.
Serving on at least one university-wide working group or committee and one department-level committee.
Efforts to recruit and retain students to the animation program.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Design and the Communication and Cinematic Arts Leadership.
MFA or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in animation or a related discipline; or a BA or BFA degree along with significant, sustained, and exemplary professional experience
A minimum of three years animation industry experience
2 or more years of experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
Evidence of knowledge of the character animation filmmaking process and animation layout design including how an animation camera operates.
Demonstrated proficiency in 2D Digital and 3D Digital character animation practices using tools such as Autodesk Maya, ToonBoom Harmony, Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Effects and Premiere), Adobe Animate, and/or TV Paint
Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment and work collaboratively with colleagues and community
A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
A willingness to engage a robust continuous improvement process including outcomes based assessment of curricula and programming
Demonstrated success and or aptitude for remote, hybrid, and face to face instruction.
Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S. and be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.
All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, employees agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
Involvement with and connections to the Animation industry.
Demonstrated proficiency in life-drawing/exceptional draftsmanship and traditionally drawn character animation practices.
The successful candidate will maintain a significant investment in their own professional animation practice and research, with an ability to connect students to a professional network.
Experience supervising and mentoring students in the context of internship and practicum work.
Excellent communication, evidence of leadership, organizational, and management skills which would suggest aptitude for recruiting and outreach potential, to both grow the program and industry connections to the major.
Salary and Rank
A 9-month contract with an appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
Application Procedures kindly apply only through this website
When completing the online application, please assemble and upload one .pdf document in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement that includes and combines:
Letter of Interest addressing the candidate's aptitude for the qualifications listed in this posting
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Faith and learning essay*
Statement of teaching philosophy
A link to professional work in the discipline
Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply on or before March 15.
Questions may be directed to: Jillian Sokso, Director, the School of Design. email@example.com
*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describing your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries.)
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
About Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.