Position Title Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Animation, Interactive
& Graphic Design #499817
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. lamar.edu/fine-arts-communication/art-design/index.html
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
Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree in Digital Animation,
Motion Design, Digital illustration, Interaction Design, Graphic Design or
Demonstrated skill in industry standard software relevant to the position
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
Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)
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.
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
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.
Open Date 01/20/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant must submit an online application form at https: // jobs.lamar.edu
along with the following as uploaded attachments:
Letter of interest that clearly delineates applicant's relevant experience
and expertise to the advertised position:
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
PO Box 11127
Beaumont, Texas 77710
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
https: // jobs.lamar.edu/postings/10529
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Interest
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3