The program in Experimental Animation program at CalArts opens a full-time faculty position.
The School of Film/Video at CalArts seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position to be assigned to the Program in Experimental Animation. The ideal candidate will have an established exhibition record as an experimental animation practitioner and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.
The program seeks candidates with a diverse range of experience but priority will be given to candidates with an in-depth knowledge of drawn animation techniques, a record of excellent and innovative teaching, and a broad knowledge of art history and animation history.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Experimental Animation program; mentoring of students on their artistic and academic progress; designing course curricula; and participating in departmental administrative duties as assigned.
A strong commitment to teaching, student achievement, and academic service are expected. All faculty in the School of Film/Video are expected to maintain an ongoing creative and/or scholarly practice resulting in exhibitions or publications.
The ideal candidate will be able to develop and teach animation courses at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. These may include courses on production and pre-production for animation, film grammar and structure, and expanded practices in cinema, animation and drawing. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to bring their own innovative animation practice to the classroom to inspire, challenge, and instruct students.
CalArts is an art school with a strong tradition as a dynamic and innovative creative environment. The program in Experimental Animation, in particular, has a long and unique history.
Deadline: 1 December 2016 (but application review will begin 15 Nov 2016)