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Visiting Artist in Residence, Animation and Concept Art – University of North Carolina Greensboro

School of Art - College of Visual and Performing Arts
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Visiting Artist in Residence, Animation and Concept Art, 3-year non-tenure-track position, 9-month appointment

The School of Art looks to create a competitive program focusing on Animation and Concept Art at the undergraduate level that is artistically rigorous and prepares students for professional success. The successful candidate will 1) contribute significantly to curricular development in collaboration with School of Art colleagues, 2) mentor and recruit students to the program, and 3) teach in animation and/or related areas such as story and concept art. An ideal candidate will have considerable experience as a working professional in the field, and will be able to articulate their understandings of how systems of inequality shape typical practices in their field and how those understandings inform their work.

The School of Art seeks applications from candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their research and/or pedagogy. 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.
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.

Responsibilities

  • teach 3 courses each semester
  • develop new curriculum and courses in the area of animation
  • 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 mentor undergraduate students
  • supervise student projects
  • actively recruit students to the program
  • provide service to the department, college, university and community

Qualifications

  • terminal degree in Animation, Visual Art or a related field, or equivalent professional experience; Bachelors degree minimum
  • significant record of creative activity and professional experience in the animation industry
  • knowledge of animation history
  • ability to contextualize the field of animation socially, culturally, and historically
  • evidence of teaching experience (courses, workshops, mentoring, etc.) preferred

Appointment

  • salary commensurate with experience
  • appointment begins August 1, 2020
  • review of applications begins February 14, 2020

Application
To apply for the position, electronically submit the following as Word or PDF at:
https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings (search for Visiting Artist in Residence, Animation and Concept)

  • cover letter including discussion of professional and artistic experience, and articulating qualifications related to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusivity in professional practice and pedagogy
  • resume/curriculum vita
  • link to professional reel/portfolio (max 10 min/20 works)
  • teaching philosophy
  • list of 3 references with names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers

For questions related to the position contact Dr. Heather Holian, Search Committee Chair, hlholian@uncg.edu.

 

About:

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 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. 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 School of Art is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, a community of artists 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 over 400 majors and offers degrees in Art Education, Art History, New Media and Design, Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics. We anticipate adding Animation for the Fall of 2022 class.

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