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Augusta University; Dept of Art and Design

Augusta, Georgia - United States
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Assistant Professor specializing in Animation


The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Animation.  This position will teach three studio courses per semester, participate in departmental service and sustain a practice of creative scholarship and professional relationships. The successful hire will contribute to the newly launched and quickly growing BFA track in Animation and teach some foundational-level courses, including Color Experience (theory). This position requires proficiency in tools related to 2D animation such as the Adobe Creative Cloud (including Animate, After Effects, and Photoshop) and Toon Boom Harmony. Additional skills with Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Character Animator are desirable.


Potential courses to be taught include 2D Animation, Color Theory, Previsualization, 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Short Format Storytelling, Production Animation, 2D Design, and Drawing I and II.


This is a tenure-track faculty position (9-month contract) with duties to begin in August 2022.


Department Marketing Statement


The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University is NASAD accredited. The department is actively engaged in peer-recognized, tier-one level national and international research, scholarship, and creative enterprises. It curates an outstanding contemporary art gallery on-campus, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery. Recent guests have included Ron Diamond of the Animation Show of Shows as well as industry professionals from Hi-Res StudiosKinetic VisionEpipheo, and Bento Box. Recent guest Artist Talks have included Chris Buck, Danielle Rante, and Jason Hoelscher.


This is a (9-month contract), tenure track, faculty position with duties to begin in Aug. 2022.



AU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Augusta University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.


About Augusta University

Founded in 1828, Augusta University is the state's only public university of the health sciences and is one of the four research universities of the University System of Georgia. With 670 acres of campus and nearly 150 buildings, the university is a $1 billion-plus enterprise with statewide and national reach. Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, and education, as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education, cybersecurity, and health care. 


Governed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Augusta University holds the Carnegie Classification of Doctoral Universities.


About Augusta, Georgia


Augusta, GA, is ranked by some websites among the top ten overall cities in the USA for a balanced quality of life. It is growing and thriving, with its greater-metropolitan area approaching half a million, yet it is not dense, with beautiful nature in arm’s reach. Located on the south bank of the Savannah River, midway between the Great Smokey Mountains and coastal beaches; Augusta is within a few hours of the cultural centers of Atlanta, Asheville, Savannah, Athens, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston. The Morris Museum of Art, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, the Augusta Ballet, the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, the symphony, theater, and events at the James Brown Arena establish a rich cultural milieu. And of course, Augusta is home to the world-re-renowned Masters Golf Tournament.


To Apply:

To be considered an applicant for this position, one must apply online at


Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document. Please submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references compiled into a single pdf and uploaded at In addition, please submit a website URL linking your portfolio or demo reel. 


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