Assistant/Associate Professor - Art Animation

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 4, 2013, 6:35 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Apply Online, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854, US

Assistant/Associate Professor - Art Animation

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the historic industrial city of Lowell, 25 miles northwest of Boston, the University of Massachusetts Lowell has three campus clusters: North, South and East along the Merrimack River.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Our graduates leave UMass Lowell ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.

A major component of UMass Lowell's vision is to ensure that diversity and inclusion are in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

The Art Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Animation, commencing September 2014. Teaching load is between 12-18 undergraduate credit hours per year (6-9 per semester), commensurate with level of scholarly and creative productivity.

The Assistant/Associate Professor-art animation duties include student advising, maintenance of office hours, curriculum development, senior project reviews, and recruitment and general department activities including committee. The successful candidate will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own practice, research, and scholarly activities. The Art Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy.

Minimum Qualifications:

-M.F.A. or PhD in animation, interactive design, or a related field
-Substantial portfolio that demonstrates success in creative and professional practice
-Demonstrated expertise in traditional 2-D animation and CG 3-D animation
-Expertise in writing code and teaching students how to write code
-Experience with a diverse student body
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college level, and three years of professional experience in animation or interactive design such as games, visual effects, augmented reality/extended reality systems, or mobile application design

Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong production credits preferred
-Excellent understanding of time-based media and narrative development
-High level of technical proficiency
-Acknowledgment within the field with publications and/or creative work, awards or other professional recognition
-Understanding of theoretical and critical aspects of animation highly desirable
-Significant understanding of experimental animation, commercial and independent filmmaking preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Interested applicants should apply online at . Please submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Applicants are required to submit: 1) a portfolio of applicant's animation/interactive design work; 2) 5-10 examples of work from five or more students. The students' work must have been produced in the applicant's classes or with the applicant's oversight. All of the artwork is to be submitted via SlideRoom, at
Please upload your own work first, and then that of the students. For each image that you upload, you will be prompted to provide the author, the title, date, medium, and description. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.