With this tenure-track position, the School of Art seeks to expand a diverse and competitive emerging Animation program at the undergraduate level that is artistically rigorous, promotes next generation storytellers, and prepares students for professional success. The successful candidate will 1) contribute to curricular development in collaboration with School of Art colleagues, 2) actively mentor and recruit students to the Animation program, and 3) teach animation and related areas such as concept art and visualization. An ideal candidate will have experience as a working professional in the field, with prior experience in 2D animation and concept art being a plus.
• Teach 3 courses each semester
• Contribute to the Animation curriculum
• Engage in an ongoing dialogue about the program and current practices in the field
• Continue developing diversity competencies such as racial literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy
• Advise and actively mentor undergraduate students
• Supervise student projects
• Actively recruit students to the program
• Provide service to the department, college, university and community
• Either a Master’s degree in Animation, Visual Art, Media Studies, or a related field; or an equivalent record of professional experience in the field (more than 5 years) and at least one notable professional achievement (Licenses and certifications, documented excellence in teaching, honors or awards, publications, presented papers, juried art activities/screenings, significant successful grants, etc.)
• Significant record of creative activity and/or professional experience in the animation industry
• knowledge of animation history
• Ability to contextualize the field of animation socially, culturally, and historically
• Candidates with transferable skills and a dedicated interest in developing and establishing themselves as teachers
Evidence of teaching experience (courses, workshops, mentoring, etc.)
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
UNC-Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC-Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 18,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, representing 90+ nationalities. UNC-Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC System. UNCG offers 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, and is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. UNC-Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.
The UNCG School of Art is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, a community of artists and scholars with almost 1500 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the largest visual and performing arts unit in the University of North Carolina system and is recognized for its comprehensive array of graduate programs and the success of its alumni. The School of Art enrolls a vibrant and racially diverse student population of over 400 majors who pursue degrees in Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Animation, New Media and Design, Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics.
Housed in a first-rate facility and located next door to the acclaimed Weatherspoon Art Museum, the School of Art has also opened the Greensboro Project Space gallery and experimental site in a vibrant downtown area that is home to the Elsewhere Museum, the International Civil Rights Museum and numerous other cultural institutions.