2D Animation (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

Central Michigan University

United States

February 1, 2022

Description

Position Information Position Title 2D Animation (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

College/Unit College of the Arts & Media Home Department Department of Art and Design Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 9 month (Academic Year) Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty Position Begin Date 08/22/2022 Position End Date Position Summary

2D Animation (Tenure-Track position): The Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in 2D animation to accommodate the growing needs of the Animation program. The position will begin August 22, 2022.

Responsibilities: Teach a range of courses in Animation, but not limited to: Introduction to Animation, Animation Drawing I and II, Concept and Character Design, Character Performance, and overseeing independently developed student work. Work closely with faculty in developing the Animation program. Meet the university's requirements for reappointment, tenure, and promotion, including creative scholarship and service.

Required Qualifications

BFA or BA in Art or Animation with five years professional experience in 2D Animation. Skills should include an extensive working knowledge of tradigital animation in Toon Boom Harmony, with additional experience in character design for animation. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

MA or MFA in Animation, or MA in Art with five years professional experience in 2D Animation, or. Professional studio experience in 2D Animation. College level teaching experience as instructor of record.

Message to Applicants

Position is open until filled although priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2022. You must submit an application online at www. jobs.cmich.edu in order to be considered an applicant for this position. Cover letter may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Please include contact information for three (3) professional references (include both email and phone number). Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of personal work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) to “Work Sample”. Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of student work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) at diverse levels of instruction, if available, to “Other Document (1)”. Upload student evaluations and/or course syllabi, if available, to “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness”.

About the Department

The Animation Program at Central Michigan University is housed in the Department of Art & Design. While animation courses have been taught since 2017, the Animation BFA program was officially launched in the fall of 2019 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2020. We are a growing program that offers a variety of animation classes from 3D computer courses, to storyboarding, 2D tradigital, stop motion and traditional media.

To learn more about the department, visit the Art and Design website at www. cmich.edu/colleges/cam/ART

Posting Begins 11/19/2021 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https:// www. cmich.edu/ocrie).

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Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: titleix@cmich.edu

Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website, HigherEdJobs.com, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):
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  • To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University requires every employee to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Do you agree to comply with this requirement?
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  • Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Work Sample
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document (1)
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
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