Assistant Professor in Animation and Film, School of Communications at Webster University

The School of Communications at Webster University, Saint Louis, invites applications for a tenure/status track Assistant Professor position in Animation and Film, to begin August 2016. Duties include teaching courses in 3D, photorealistic animation, and the integration of CGI to film, video, and other areas of production, advising students, engaging in faculty service, and developing a track record of successful creative activity or scholarship.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience. The position requires teaching experience, professional/industry experience, and creative or professional accomplishment, as well as a master’s or higher degree in animation, film, video, visual effects, technical direction, or related areas; an MFA or Ph.D. in the relevant fields is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have solid animation principles, be visionary, current with industry trends, versed in historical currents, and have expertise in a variety of industry standard 3D animation programs. In addition, experience in one or more areas including motion capture, keying, and compositing will be beneficial.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by November 23, 2015. Applicants should send:

(1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the position and School,

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to using the subject line “Animation and Film.”

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-­‐based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-­‐style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with almost 20,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.