Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Animation Program
California College of the Arts
Location: Oakland, California
Internal Number: 2681515
Faculty will be expected to teach a combination of classes across traditional and digital tools, storytelling and experimental approaches, media history and production methods. In addition, responsibilities include participating in program service and leadership, curriculum design, admissions, serving on committees and collegewide service as a governing ranked faculty member.
Animation program students develop a personal voice and practical expertise by exploring a wide range of classes centered on pre-production, production, traditional animation, and digital skills. The program's course of study focuses on skill building and collaborative animation production that includes: intensive animation exercises, experimentation, character and performance study, storytelling, personal expression, and interactive media. Our program offers an intensive hands-on making experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal and fine arts, and prepares our students for a lifetime of creative work. We nurture individual talents and skills while striving to merge new technologies with traditional methods. Our faculty members bring a diverse teaching style and a broad range of real world experience, which allows them to train and inspire our students to become leaders in the field of animation. More information about the Animation Program can be found at: http://www.cca.edu/fine-arts/animation.
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent nonprofit art college located in the vibrant Bay Area with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, visual and critical studies and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school's motto of 'Make art that matters.' Diverse cultural and experiential perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With current campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, and plans to fully unify in San Francisco well under way, CCA currently enrolls 1,600 full time students.
M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree
Proven track record of working in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective, experience working with diverse groups and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse experiences and cultural practices
Evidence of a vibrant art practice including exhibition record, festival screenings, or working through alternative content delivery in social engagement and/or relevant professional experience in animation or related industries
Flexibility to work across disciplines and to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs
Ability to balance professional practice with teaching participation in the governing of the College
Teaching philosophy that demonstrates a clear pedagogical vision, incorporates innovative strategies addressing changing artistic, economic, and technological landscapes and has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Evidence of collaborative leadership skills and experiences
College level teaching experience beyond graduate school
Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Applications must be received by February 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.
Letter of interest highlighting experience, engagement, and qualifications relative to criteria detailed in the position description
One page statement of teaching philosophy
Digital portfolio demonstrating professional work. Ideal portfolios include 5-10 minutes of video and up to 10 still images.
Contact Information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address)
Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later time.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.