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3D Animation Instructor


Full-time Digital Art and Animation BFA Faculty position: 3D Animation Instructor
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA campus


Is animation your passion? Does the idea of helping, mentoring, and growing the next generation of animators sound exciting? Do you aspire to teach and guide young artists who will one day be leaders in the industry? Do you enjoy working in an environment that allows you to expand your knowledge through professional development?


The Department of Production and Animation at DigiPen Institute of Technology is looking for a full-time instructor at our Redmond, Washington campus. Join our team of instructors and help our students develop the necessary skills to enter the industry and succeed in the field of animation. Whether for game or film, we strive to give our students a solid and versatile animation foundation. Apply your passion for animation, and your experience in the field, to the DigiPen classroom. The appointment is offered at the assistant professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor.



·     Lecture and teach in a classroom setting on a daily basis

·     Grade, critique and input assignment data on a weekly basis.

·     Act as a faculty mentor for students.

·     Teach fundamentals and advanced topics in character animation using Maya.

·     Provide creative direction and criticism to students. This could include character animation research, animation blocking, and animation polish.

·     Work with other faculty members to develop an ongoing and constantly improving curriculum.


Required Qualifications: 

·     Bachelor’s degree in art or media related field.

·     Four years’ experience animating characters in the role of Animator for games or cinematic.

·     Proficient in animating using Maya.

·     A Reel/Portfolio showing animation, and 2d art skills.

·     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

·     MFA degree in art or media related field.

·     Teaching experience and/or demonstrated training experience.

·     Extensive professional experience in art, not necessarily limited to computer/video games or animation.



Application Procedure:

To be considered for this position please include the following items in your application package:

·     Letter of interest, including a link to your digital portfolio

·     Statement of teaching philosophy

·     Curriculum vitae

·     List of references with email and telephone contact information


Diversity, equity, inclusion and academic freedom are priorities of DigiPen Institute of Technology, as DigiPen endorses the goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. The Institute's intent is to hire the most qualified individuals for faculty and staff, attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, veteran status, nationality, culture, religion, and physical abilities. We are committed to broadening our candidate pool to include more diverse individuals, and ensuring fairness in hiring by avoiding bias and determining criteria to judge all candidates prior to posting each new position.


Please submit all applications materials when you apply.


Please submit all application materials to:

Dan Daly

Chair, Department of Animation and Production

DigiPen Institute of Technology

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