Temporary Faculty Position in Animated Arts

Dept. of Art & Design

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Art & Design invites application for a full-time, temporary faculty position in Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025 in intro and advanced 2D Animation and 3D Animation and/or intro and advanced 3D Modeling and Rendering.  In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth and professional development; and service. Required: Master’s degree in animation, art, or a related area; strong professional portfolio of personal and student artwork; one-year of college-level teaching experience or equivalent professional experience in the animation field is required; proficiency in related software including Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc. Must demonstrate ability to teach 2D animation, 3D animation, and 3D Modeling and Rendering. The candidate may teach introductory and upper level 2D Animation, 3D Animation, and 3D Modeling and Rendering courses. Courses are taught face-to-face. If course format were to change to hybrid or online, faculty will be required to successfully complete the Teaching Online Certification Course offered through Kutztown University.

A successful interview and demonstration of relevant ability required. Submit letter of application indicating course interest, vita, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three current references, 10 digital images of professional work and 10 digital images of students’ work including a list identifying and describing work. Please submit to Slideroom https://kuva.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/78129. Official transcripts required at time of interview. Review of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Official transcripts must be mailed to Jacob Rivkin, Recruitment Chair, Department of Art & Design, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. For more information about the position, class descriptions or class schedule please contact Jacob Rivkin, Recruitment Chair — rivkin@kutztown.edu.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.