Multiple Adjunct Faculty, Animation Openings at Maryland Institute College of Art
The Animation Department of Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for multiple part-time faculty positions with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 2017.
● The Principles of Animation
Qualified candidates should have solid knowledge of the principles of animation, knowledge of frame-by-frame hand drawn animation, 2D digital animation production, basic history of animation, and experience producing short animated films that demonstrate the principles of 2D animation. This is a hand drawn 2D animation class and must be taught using traditional animation discs and peg bars.
Expertise in storyboarding and creating concept art for animation, an understanding of character design principles, a knowledge of film history and film language, and experience in animation production pipelines.
● Intro to 3D Animation
Expertise in 3D animation using Autodesk Maya and a general understanding of all aspects of the CG pipeline, including: modeling, texturing, animation, rigging, digital cinematography and rendering. Scripting knowledge (MEL, python) is a plus.
● 2D character animation
Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of acting and performance in animation, the principles of animation, 2D digital animation production, and basic history of animation. This is a hand drawn 2D animation class and must be taught using the traditional animation discs and peg bars.
● History of Animation
Expertise in art history, film history and animation history ( US and International).
● 3D Landscape
Expertise in 3D animation using Autodesk Maya and generalist understanding of all aspects of the CG pipeline, including: modeling, texturing, animation, rigging, digital cinematography and rendering. Must be familiar with techniques and processes for designing and constructing 3D environments. Scripting knowledge (MEL, python) is a plus.
● Stop Motion
Expertise in stop-motion animation and techniques such as paint on glass, sand animation, cut-out animation, and claymation. A working knowledge of basic armature and puppet fabrication is necessary.
The faculty position will teach 3 credits per year (one course per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to Animation.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental and student activities and coordinating the department exhibitions of student work during the school year. In addition to teaching, all part-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.
● Bachelor’s degree
● A Demo reel with professional and personal work.
● A record of professional activity
● Professional production experience
● Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Valued, but not required:
● Master’s degree
● Minimum of 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).
Salary: Commensurate experience and qualifications and based on MICA’s part-time scale.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before May 15, 2017, are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
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Submit online: One multi-page PDF document.
The multi-page PDF document should include cover letter addressing qualifications relevant to the responsibilities specified above, comprehensive CV and statement of teaching philosophy and a link(s) to your portfolio of personal and student work
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in the very top tier of visual arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximately 1,800 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students. MICA offers programs of study leading to the BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children.
Located in the City of Baltimore, MICA is committed to an expanded understanding of the role of creative citizens in communities and unique approaches to cross-cultural, economic, and political contexts and partnerships. MICA accelerates the knowledge, skills, habits, and work of creative people who are self-reflexive, visionary, and entrepreneurial. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-based programs, including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually, as well artists’ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances. Visit the College’s website at www.mica.edu.
As part of our ongoing efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive campus community, MICA is committed to diversifying its faculty and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the equity and excellence of our academic community. People of color, people from underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This requires that the College develop and maintain a diverse community of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students; and that diversity is a fundamental philosophic value that informs the content of all of its programs and activities. MICA’s commitment to diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
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