Villa Maria College is
seeking a full-time faculty member, starting fall 2017, for its BFA program in
Animation. Villa Maria College is a small, private, co-educational college with
specialized programs in the applied arts and music combined with a liberal arts
core, education, business, and health programs.
The Animation Program at
Villa Maria College began fall 2008 and is a competitive, hands-on, and
demanding program that recruits highly talented and committed students.
The intimate class size allows instructors the opportunity to know students,
and have an impact on their lives. Villa Maria has two state-of-the-art
animation labs, each with 18 workstations and Wacom tablets, including software
such as the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Zbrush, Adobe CC, and Toon Boom Harmony. There is also a stop-motion studio that uses Dragon
Stop-Motion, as well as a separate puppet-building facility. The program offers
HD digital video cameras, digital still cameras, as well as an audio sound
effects library for the students to use for their projects. Villa’s Animation
students have also successfully collaborated with Villa Music students to write
and record scores for student films, and have the opportunity to collaborate
with students in Villa’s BFA in Digital Filmmaking program.
The first two years of the Animation
program stress the understanding of animation principles, acting,
film theory, and storytelling, and give the students traditional and technical
tools and software to be able to bring their stories, concepts, and projects to
life. Students then take part in a
formal review process to determine a specialization, at the end of their
sophomore year. The
specialization becomes the focus of their studies in the junior and senior
Teach a minimum
of 24 credit hour equivalences per year.
student-centered instruction in all courses.
and climate for effective learning.
Design means of
evaluating and improving the teaching/learning process in the classroom.
professional development and growth.
Review and develop
Serve as academic
advisor to students.
program assessment activities.
program and College accreditation activities.
reports to appropriate offices.
program meetings and maintain regular office hours.
Develop plans for
the use of equipment, instructional aids and supplies.
Assist in the
development of grant materials relevant to the faculty member’s role and duties
at the College.
Assist in the
preparation of program and recruitment materials and participate in recruitment
program advisory council activities and meetings.
Review and update
specific program library holdings.
Department Chairperson in carrying out program administrative duties, including
program course scheduling; interviewing and hiring part-time faculty members;
preparing and monitoring program budgets, conducting program reviews, and
committees of the College.
participate in any other activities related to the respective program;
Department Chairperson in assessing the effectiveness of the program.
mission and objectives of the College.
work-related responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair, the Vice
President for Academic Affairs, or the President or his/her designee as needed
to meet the needs of the College mission.
An M.F.A. in Animation is
highly preferred; however alternative degrees will be considered. Preference given to candidates with teaching
experience. Game Design and Industry experience a plus. Knowledge of 2D and/or 3D animation software
Applicants should send cover letter,
resume, demo reel and/or portfolio, as appropriate.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION
PROCESS FOUND AT:
When you have
completed the on-line application process your information will be forwarded to
the Search Committee for their review. The Search Committee will carefully
review each resume and select the strongest candidates. Once the selection
process is completed, qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Internal Posting Deadline: Review will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.
Posting Deadline: Review
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.