Visiting Assistant Professor, Illustration & Animation - 10411BR
Visiting Assistant Professor, Illustration & Animation
The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in both traditional and digital illustration and animation with an ability to conceptualize, develop characters and create visual stories with meaning. The candidate must demonstrate skill levels in perspective drawing, figure drawing, expressive gesture drawing and painting, and creative mark making. The candidate will be teaching a diverse cross section of students from the freshmen level drawing courses to advanced senior level illustration and concept art courses. Traditional illustration modes as well as concept art modes related to film, animation and video game arena are included in the curriculum. The candidate will work closely in the development and implementation of curriculum with other area faculty as well as maintain an active research profile. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives.
Exceptional candidates will additionally have a MFA in Illustration or related areas and two to three years professional experience in illustration or related areas. They will have a documented record of research and/or teaching activity with an emphasis on illustration, and be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the illustration field, its varied media techniques, technologies and approaches, and be conversant with current professional practice standards. The responsibilities of the position include teaching courses in Illustration and Animation area, as well as courses open to all other majors. Advising and instructing at the undergraduate level. Participating in the planning and integration of existing and new course work and technologies in the Illustration & Animation are undergraduate program. As well as participating in some departmental committee work.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Architecture and Design including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives. Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Architecture and Design, including diversity of scholarly artistic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
40% Research/Creative Activity: The individual in this position is expected to engage in a program of research making contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of design.
20% Service: Service is an important responsibility of all faculty members that contributes to the University’s performance of its larger mission. Although the nature of service activities will depend on a candidate’s particular interests and abilities, service contributions are an essential part of being a good citizen of the University.
- MFA, MA or equivalent degree.
- Teaching experience in traditional, experimental and/or digital illustration.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Interested applicants should apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10411BR
Applicants must submit:
1) Cover Letter
2) Current Resume/CV
3) Three References. Include name, job title, email address and phone number for each reference. References should be qualified to evaluate your professional experiences and achievements.
In addition, applicants will need to upload the following materials to SlideRoom https://kudesign.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/40161
1) Cover Letter
2) Current Resume/CV
3) Three References
4) Research Statement
Examples of Creative work.(required)
Upload at 15 - 20 examples of your creative research. SlideRoom will accept Images (up to 10MB each; Video (up to 500MB each): External media from YouTube and Vimeo.
Teaching Materials. (optional)
If you have teaching experience. Please create one pdf containing the following...Sample Syllabus; List of courses taught; 10–20 examples of student work.
Optional Materials (optional)
URL to your website of your creative work