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Department of Art and Design Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan - United States
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Tenure-track 2D Animation Faculty


Faculty Position

2D Animation Faculty, Department of Art & Design, Central Michigan University.

Full-time, tenure track faculty position to accommodate the growing needs of the Animation program. This position begins August 22, 2022. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package including full medical and retirement contributions provided.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a range of courses in Animation including, but not limited to:

Introduction to Animation, Animation Drawing I and II, Concept and Character Design, Character Performance and overseeing independently developed student work. Work closely with faculty in developing the Animation program. Meet the university’s requirements for reappointment, tenure, and promotion, including creative scholarship and service.

Required Qualifications:

BFA or BA in Art or Animation with five years professional experience in 2D Animation. Skills should include an extensive working knowledge of tradigital animation in Toon Boom Harmony, with additional experience in character design for animation. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

MA or MFA in Animation, or MA in Art with five years professional experience in 2D Animation, or. Professional studio experience in 2D Animation. College level teaching experience as instructor of record.


            Position is open until filled, although priority consideration will be given to applications received

            by February 1st. 

Application Procedure:

  • You must submit an application online at in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
  • Cover letter may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Please include contact information for three (3) professional references (include both email and phone number).
  • Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of personal work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) to “Work Sample”.
  • Upload PDF or website with 10 examples of student work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) at diverse levels of instruction, if available, to “Other Document (1)”.
  • Upload student evaluations and/or course syllabi, if available, to “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness”.

The Animation Program at Central Michigan University is housed in the Department of Art & Design.  While animation courses have been taught since 2017, the Animation BFA program was officially launched in the fall of 2019 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2020. We are a growing program that offers a variety of animation classes from 3D computer courses, to storyboarding, 2D tradigital, stop motion and traditional media.

For additional information, please visit the Art and Design website at    

or call the CMU Department of Art and Design at 989-774-3025.

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