Hampshire College is seeking a visiting assistant professor to help us maintain our leadership role in undergraduate computer animation education. This one-year visiting position (2021–21) will be located on the Hampshire campus and supported by Five Colleges Inc., a nonprofit educational corporation that fosters collaborations among its associated institutions: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1970, Hampshire has been a leader in experimental student-driven education and continues today with no departments, no letter grades, and customized majors for every student. Each student’s journey through Hampshire is unique and self-directed. Faculty members are responsible for advising, supporting, and inspiring a multi-disciplinary and diverse student body.
Teach two courses per semester (generally one introductory course and one upper-level course)
Oversee and update our cutting-edge Computer Animation curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Advise students at all levels in their Hampshire programs, including close mentorship on their individualized concentrations and their capstone (thesis) projects
A passion for innovative undergraduate teaching
Professional experience in Computer Animation
A track record as both a successful collaborator and an independent scholar/artist
A commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community
A terminal degree and/or substantial industry experience by the date of appointment (August 1, 2021)
Letter describing teaching and scholarly/artistic interests
Links to sample work
Names, titles, and contact information for three referees
Submit your materials via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu and click on "apply for this position." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. Contact Hampshire’s Dean of Faculty, Christoph Cox (email@example.com), with any questions.
Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in students and employees, and in the college’s intellectual, social, and cultural endeavors. Hampshire recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of its activities. We seek applicants who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.
Internal Number: 926
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.