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Sarasota, Florida - United States
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Visiting Full-Time Faculty w/Benefits (Multi pos)


Beginning August 2021

For Academic Year 2021-2022


Visiting Full-Time Faculty One-Year Appointment with Benefits (Multiple positions)

The Department of Motion Design Faculty


The Motion Design Department: To meet the needs of an expanding academic vision and a growing student body, Ringling College is seeking qualified candidates for a visiting full-time faculty position in Motion Design (MD) to teach courses in a curriculum that focuses broadly on the intersection of design and animation. The department has a supportive, collegial faculty and flexible curriculum that strongly values excellence. The MD department has robust support dedicated to using the most current technology.

Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are: ability to teach with hands on knowledge and experience designing and animating for motion. The teaching responsibility is three courses or nine credits per semester and the service period is the academic year beginning the fall semester of 2021 through spring 2022. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Ongoing commitment to creative work/scholarship in the profession is expected and active participation with faculty, and department meetings is required. The anticipated start date is August 2021. 

Minimum Qualifications (Include evidence of):

  • Either a Master’s degree in Motion Design, Animation, Graphic Design or a related field, OR a 4-year professional degree in art or design and five years of significant experience designing and animating in the motion design industry that demonstrates expertise appropriate for teaching across a menu of MD courses.
  • Proficiency with current software products relevant to the area with Adobe products such as: Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
  • An ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with faculty, students and administrators.
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Include evidence of):


  • A MFA or other terminal degree or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
  • Successful college level teaching.
  • 3D design and animation expertise in tools such as Cinema 4D or Maya.



(Special Instructions to Applicants)

Required materials include cover letter incorporating experiences that address the position requirements; resume or CV; employment history; contact information of three references (names, titles, email and telephone numbers); examples of personal work and an unofficial transcript copy of the most relevant degree. Official transcripts will be will be required upon hire. Student work examples may also be submitted, if available.  Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed.


For portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, up to 5 MB, or a URL.


Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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