California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video is conducting searches for three faculty positions in its CHARACTER ANIMATION PROGRAM:
Associate Director, Character Animation (Full time Faculty).
This is an eleven-month position, beginning Summer 2012. We seek an outstanding candidate with significant experience in administration and teaching within an art school setting and in-depth knowledge of curriculum pertaining to Character Animation. Candidates must have a strong fine and liberal arts background to assist program leadership in developing, implementing and managing strategies for ensuring the continued excellence and artistic growth of the Character Animation Program.
CG Coordinator, Character Animation (Full time Faculty). To begin August 2012. We seek an outstanding candidate to coordinate the computer graphics (CG) curriculum within the Character Animation Program, as well as teach courses focusing on CG character animation. Candidates must have a significant national reputation as a CG character animator, strong understanding of traditional animation principles, and a high level of expertise with CG software programs.
Life Drawing Instructor (Part time Faculty). This is a nine-month position, beginning in September 2012. We seek an outstanding candidate with a significant national reputation as a fine artist specializing in life drawing for film and animation, evidence of a strong traditional, studio-based approach to life drawing, solid knowledge of the figure (classical and non-classical approaches), as well as design, perspective and anatomy.
For full job descriptions, duties, and application details, as well as future employment possibilities beyond this deadline, please check the following website: www.calarts.edu/employment
TO APPLY: Send a letter of interest, a current resume, and samples of creative work to:
Leo F. Hobaica, Jr., Assistant Dean, School of Film/Video, Character Animation Search: (SELECT ONE: Associate Director or CG Coordinator or Life Drawing Instructor), CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. Application deadline is March 9, 2012.
CalArts is a fully accredited college of the arts, housing six Schools: Art, Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theater and Critical Studies. The School of Film/Video is one of the nation’s premier colleges for studying the art of the moving image, and it hosts a prominent faculty of actively working film artists. The Program in Character Animation is renowned for fostering technically and artistically superior animation artists, and is recognized as one of the foremost college educational centers for character animation in the United States. Character Animation has graduated such noted alums as Stephen Anderson, Brad Bird, Tim Burton, Pete Docter, Don Hall, John Lasseter, Chris Miller, John Musker, and Andrew Stanton. It is one of four programs in the Film/Video School, each with its own specialized curriculum and shared ethos for combining rigorous practical training with theoretical inquiry, hands-on production and aesthetic reflection. The Institute is committed to fostering a diverse academic/artistic community. EOE.