Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Animation – Department of Art – City College of New York


Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Animation – Department of Art
Job ID: 23088
Location: City College of New York
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Art Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animation within the Electronic Design and Multimedia (EDM) program of the Art Department. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses to BA Digital Design and BFA EDM students in animation principles, capstone projects, and special topics (diverse areas of 2D, 3D, stop-motion, or experimental animation), plus a possible graduate course in the Art Department’s Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) MFA program.

Applicant’s animation emphasis can be in character development, storytelling, motion graphics, kinetic typography, data visualization, or digital compositing. Candidates should strike a balance between concept and technical craft.

The Electronic Design and Multimedia program resides within the Art Department at The City College of New York. As such, faculty members are expected to perform research, participate in departmental and college-wide committees, service, and leadership. Position includes shared responsibility for Electronic Design and Multimedia program administration and student advising (including advising on BFA students’ capstone thesis).


A Masters in Fine Arts in Animation, Visual Narrative, Motion Arts, Experimental Animation or a related area of animation practice is required.

Two years of professional working experience in animation or a closely related field and at least one year of full-time teaching experience at the university level or equivalent is also required. The candidate must maintain an outstanding creative portfolio with evidence of ongoing creative research, including an active studio and professional practice. The candidate must have superb organizational and administrative skills, and must be Mac OS and Adobe Creative Cloud-savvy, with extensive knowledge in software relevant to the animation field. The candidate must also be conversant in animation history and current directions in animation as it applies to contemporary art and professional practice.

Success in obtaining funding and student opportunities through grant applications or industry partnerships is extremely desirable.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy that speaks to candidate’s approach to teaching diverse student populations
  5. Name and contact information for three references
  6. 10-15 Portfolio Samples
  7. 10 Samples of recent student work
  8. Work Sample List
  9. Optional: Samples of Expository Writing

Visual samples should be combined into a single, multipage PDF including a URL to a single website or links to portfolio items (make video(s) downloadable). If time-based work has a duration longer than 3 minutes, please provide a start time for viewing a 3-minute segment of the video.

Combined materials (excluding video) must not exceed 20MB and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Application submissions are made online through CUNYFirst.

Please contact Katrice Henderson at or 212.650.7420 with questions.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin on December 1, 2021


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