Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Animation, Interactive & Graphic Design #499817

Lamar University

United States

February 15, 2022


Position Details Posting Number

Classification Title Position Title Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Animation, Interactive & Graphic Design #499817 FTE FLSA Salary Commensurate Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

Position: Tenure Track, Nine-month appointment Rank/Salary: Assistant Professor, Salary Competitive Start Date: August 2022

The Art & Design Department is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Animation, Interactive & Graphic Design #499817. The Lamar University Department of Art & Design seeks an innovative individual whose creative practice Intersects with a range of new and traditional media platforms. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: digital animation, web design, digital illustration, motion design, or other related areas of emerging media and design. The successful candidate should be eager to work in a collaborative teaching environment preparing undergraduate students for careers in both new digital technologies and print in studio art and design. The Lamar University Department of Art & Design is actively expanding curriculum in the area of digital animation, interactive design, and other intersections of new technology with traditional studio practices.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding of current and emerging trends in digital media. Candidates must be technologically up-to-date with industry standard software and hardware relevant to the position. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in digital animation, web design, motion graphics, and digital illustration at all levels. The ability to teach basic typography, UI/UX, or basic coding will be considered a plus. Other responsibilities of the position include curriculum development, service at all levels of the university, and maintaining a sustained scholarly or creative practice.

Pursuant to Lamar University's vision for cultivating a diverse and inclusive community, the search committee asks all applicants to address in their Diversity Statement how their prior experience and potential contributions might serve to advance Lamar University's commitment to teaching and mentoring young people from a variety of personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.

Lamar University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Our students are prepared for professional careers in their chosen discipline by enhancing technical skills and refining aesthetic judgment through in-depth study in the studio along with participation in diverse community outreach and pre-professional opportunities. Learn more at: https: // www.

Other Responsibilities:.

  • Provide collaborative leadership In curriculum, equipment, and facilities development for the undergraduate program.
  • Advise students as required,
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees,
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.


    A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:

    · Health, dental & vision insurance

    · Life insurance

    · State of Texas Retirement plans

    · Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent

    Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

    Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

    What You'll Need to Succeed

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree in Digital Animation, Motion Design, Digital illustration, Interaction Design, Graphic Design or related field.
  • Demonstrated skill in industry standard software relevant to the position description,
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in two of the following areas: digital animation, motion design, digital illustration, or other related areas of emerging media and design.
  • Evidence of an active exhibition record and/or industry or professional work experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of successful teaching with relevant student work samples. Recent MFA graduates are also encouraged to apply,
  • Ability to teach graphic design courses such as Web Design, Basic Coding, and Typography as needed.
  • Experience in VR/AR and 3D modeling animation software considered a plus.
  • Certification Required Key Competencies Physical Requirements Work Hours Job Conditions EEO Statement

    Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Veteran's Preference

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Lamar Expectation of Quality

    Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

    Essential Functions

    Open Date 01/20/2022

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants


    Applicant must submit an online application form at https: // along with the following as uploaded attachments:

  • Letter of interest that clearly delineates applicant's relevant experience and expertise to the advertised position:
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Teaching Philosophy;
  • Diversity Statement including but not limited to: 1) your values related to diversity, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, and 3) your future plans related to inclusivity;
  • Portfolio in a single PDF document to include; 1) 20 examples of professional work sized with longest measurement per image no larger than 1500 pixels, 2) any web links to candidate artworks relevant to position description, and 3) 20 examples of student work, if available, sized with longest measurement per image no larger than 1500 pixels and include any web links for student interactive or motion based portfolio work;
  • 3 Professional References with addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and professional relationship to the candidate.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

    Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Dr. Stephanie Chadwick, Interim Chair Department of Art & Design

    College of Fine Arts & Communication Lamar University

    Human Resources

    PO Box 11127

    Beaumont, Texas 77710 Email: Phone: 409-880-8140

    Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: //

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Portfolio
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Unofficial Transcript 3
  • Miscellaneous