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Wichita State University School of Digital Arts

Wichita, Kansas - United States
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Assistant Educator of Animation


We are looking for a person with a creative fire and technical acumen to help us lead our animation program into the forefront of the industry! It is our goal to help our students graduate with unrivalled 3D animation skills along with a resume of professional caliber work experience. We are committed to cultivating a diverse workforce that parallels the diversity of our world, and we believe we are well on our way to doing so. Where do you fit in the puzzle?

Teach courses associated with Animation program in the School of Digital Arts; create effective learning activities, projects, and assignments. Serve as Animation Program Director; develop and update curriculum relevant to current industry standards; assist with identifying appropriate, qualified adjunct instructors. Engage in departmental, college, and university service associated with WSU faculty promotion policies. Opportunities may include teaching in other areas of expertise depending upon department/program needs.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Animation or related field, or equivalent professional experience by hire date; experience developing Animation projects; proficiency in 3D digital software/s; continuing/ongoing connection/commitment to the Animation industry; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to build and sustain collaborative professional relationships with a diverse constituency of faculty, staff, students, and community/industry members; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.

Preferred: Interest in and ability to recruit, advise and mentor students; ability to promote students’ professional development; proficiency/experience with modeling software Maya and/or Blender; proficiency/experience with 3DS Max software; proficiency/experience with Cinema 4D software; proficiency/experience with Houdini software; proficiency/experience with ZBrush software; demonstrated successful teaching at the college or university level. Start date: August 6, 2023. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of completed applications will be ongoing and continue until position is filled. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an AA/EEO employer. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population. For full description of qualifications, application requirements and procedures, and to apply, go to https://jobs.wichita.edu.

For more information contact:
Justin Rorabaugh, Director, School of Digital Arts
Chair, Animation Search Committee
Wichita State University, College of Fine Arts Phone 316-978-7731 Email: justin.rorabaugh@wichita.edu

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