American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Assistant Professor in Entertainment Art/2-D Animation

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California, United States
3 days ago


CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibility of this instructional faculty member is to teach, and additional responsibilities may include development of, introductory and core courses in the Entertainment Art/Animation concentration with a focus on character animation as it serves animation storytelling. Specific courses that this person will teach include: The Principles of Animation, Intermediate Character Animation, Animation Preproduction, Animation Production, and Special Studies in Entertainment Art/Animation. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, recruitment and outreach efforts, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.


Required Qualifications

  • MFA or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in animation or a related discipline; or a BA or BFA degree along with significant, sustained, and exemplary professional experience
  • Demonstrated animation industry experience with evidence of studio practice in the production of character-based animation
  • Evidence of knowledge of the character animation filmmaking process—showing a strong interest in story-telling and the use of character animation as a story-telling tool
  • Demonstrated proficiency in life-drawing/exceptional draftsmanship and traditionally drawn character animation practices
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment and work collaboratively with colleagues and community
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a highly diverse student population, including varied socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in storyboarding for animation and animation layout design including how an animation camera works.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in 2D Digital and 3D Digital character animation practices using tools such as Autodesk Maya, ToonBoom Harmony, Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Effects and Premiere), Adobe Animate, and/or TV Paint
  • Two years or more of college-level teaching experience in courses specifically relevant to the position.
  • Experience in the application of VR tools (such as Quill) in the creation of animation art.
  • Knowledge/experience in ToonBoom Storyboard Pro and/or Clip Studio Paint EX
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills, which might include successful recruitment and outreach efforts
  • A strong record of creative and scholarly accomplishments in the field of animation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and critical appreciation of historical and contemporary animation forms.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58745784
  • Location:
    Fullerton, California, United States
    Fullerton, California, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor in Entertainment Art/2-D Animation
  • Company Name: California State University, Fullerton
  • Job Function: Education / Instruction
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Required Travel: None
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