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Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, Florida - United States
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Character Design/Concept Art/Figure Drawing


Beginning August 2023


Computer Animation Department

Character Design/Concept Art/Figure Drawing

Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits


(Job Summary/Basic Function)

The Computer Animation Department is a nationally-respected program, which provides a rigorous professional education for our students. A highly-collaborative teaching environment merges the aesthetic of feature film with today’s most current technology. Computer Animation majors are professionally-focused on the animated feature film industry with linear narrative stories. Students in the Computer Animation major have won 17 student Academy Awards© and have had their work in Siggraph’s Electronic Theater 30 times.


Facilities:  Ringling College’s Computer Animation Department is located in a 20,000 square foot facility. The facility is designed to replicate a professional studio environment, and boasts the highest-end state-of-the-art computer laboratories and a dedicated 20,000-core render farm. A full-time Institutional Technology staff supports the Department.


The Position: The Computer Animation Department is seeking qualified candidates for a faculty member to teach character and environment design, digital painting techniques, and figure drawing to the Computer Animation students. This position requires expertise in character design, digital painting, and figure drawing.


Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are teaching students to create the preproduction artwork for the visual assets that will be used in their senior projects within a structure of three courses or nine credits per semester using high-end as well as traditional resources. Active participation in faculty, department, and committee duties is required.


This is a full-time faculty appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 2023. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.


(Minimum Qualifications) Include evidence of:

·       Either a Master’s degree in Animation, Illustration, or a related field, OR a 4-year professional degree in art or design and equivalent experience, training and expertise with an appropriate record of professional achievement in the field.

·       Ability to teach skills in digital painting, character design, environment design, and figure drawing.

·       Must be able to demonstrate a variety of stylistic approaches.

·       Experience with current image and editing software applications.

·       Experience with story and character development, storyboarding, expressive and descriptive drawing.

·       A strong understanding of filmic language and composition for both large and small screen.

·       Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

·       Dedication to providing quality instruction.


(Preferred Qualifications) Include evidence of:

·      A MFA or other terminal degree in the field

·      Ability to create in a range of styles

·      Experience with cinematics, story and character development, storyboarding, film theory. 


(Special Instructions to Applicants)

Required materials include cover letter, resume or CV with employment and education 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. Student work examples may also be submitted. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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


General questions regarding the job application process may be emailed to aamail@ringling.edu.


Apply on-line https://ringling.simplehire.com


Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer