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Assistant Professor of Graphic & Animation Design (F0321)

Farmville

Assistant Professor of Graphic & Animation Design (F0321)

  • 156009
  • Farmville, Virginia, United States
  • Graphic & Animation Design
  • Longwood University (Hirezon)
About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts and sciences foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.


Job Description:


Longwood University has an open faculty position in the Graphic and Animation Design program. This is a full-time, tenure-track position starting August 2023. We are seeking a skilled professional with experience in a wide variety of disciplines including motion graphics, 2D animation, and graphic design. The candidate should be someone with an industry background who can use his or her professional experiences and technical proficiency in the classroom. Preference will be given to those individuals who can teach classes bridging graphic design, motion graphics and animation/simulation. We are looking for a professional who can provide leadership and develop student's awareness of story, design, audience and collaboration within a production environment. The Graphic and Animation Design program applies a unique approach to educating future designers and animators, preparing our students for careers in the industry by simulating professional experiences within a classroom setting.


Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, or Visual Effects. Industry experience also preferred.
  • Proficiency in industry software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema4D, Maya, 3ds Max and Sketchbook.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow program faculty.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to mentor and teach students through experiential learning and using a variety of instructional methods in order to ensure student success.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester, advising, department and university committee participation, and scholarship.


Additional Information:


This is a full-time, tenure-track instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator's contact information can be located through this link http://www.longwood.edu/titleix/.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA


Application Instructions:


Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled, position posted 11/18/22. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):
  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the applicant serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Examples of relevant professional work as well as student work, if available
  • Contact information for three references

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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