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3D Generalist - Animal Logic Academy


3D Generalist - Animal Logic Academy

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located in the heart of Sydney's creative and digital precinct.  With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, we're preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.

UTS Animal Logic Academy (ALA) is a world class digital-production education centre that offers an 1-year accelerated, industry-led Master of Animation and Visualisation, a 3 month Graduate Certificate, short courses, undergraduate subjects as well as postgraduate research opportunities. Graduates have gone on to work at studios such as Animal Logic, Cheeky Little, Fin Design & Effects, Flying Bark, Framestore, Future Associate, ILM, Luma Pictures, Plastic Wax, D Neg, WETA and many others.


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity within the Animal Logic Academy (ALA), for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to strengthen our teaching and curriculum within the context of studio practice.  We are looking for a computer graphics lead (CG Lead) specialising in:

  • 3D Generalist with experience in modelling, surfacing, lighting and compositing


You will be responsible for the supervision of the relevant team of students as they contribute to the professional-style group projects delivered from the Academy, as well as researching relevant emerging industry trends.  In this role you will build and maintain effective relationships with industry though managing industry experts to supplement the delivery of nominated specialisations.

Although both positions are full-time, we are open to negotiating part-time and/or flexible hours.  We encourage both senior and mid-career candidates to apply.

The Academy is a custom-built animation and effects studio and teaching facility at the UTS campus in Sydney Australia. Mentored by industry experts, students are immersed in a full-time studio environment, and master knowledge and skills through large-scale collaborative project-based learning.


About you

As a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to mentor students.  We are seeking someone with demonstrated experience in high-level 3D animation and/or visual effects productions and an interest in emerging visualisation technology. You will have a thorough understanding of the 3D animation and post-production processes.  Other requirements include:

  • Professional experience working on high-level studio or television animation or visual effects productions
  • Strong knowledge of relevant 3D software packages with high-level level knowledge in 3D animation and/or visual effects production
  • Expertise in supervising relevant aspects of animation and visualisation production
  • Ability to connect with industry partners


Base Salary Range:  $112,310 to $132,925 pa (Level B) / $136,526 to $156,789 pa (Level C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis until December 2024, with good prospects for renewal.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.


How To Apply

Please click the Apply link to be taken to the UTS website.  Here you can download:

•    full details of the application process;
•    a copy of the position statement; and
•    information on remuneration, benefits, terms and conditions.

Please use reference number IRC234507 in all correspondence


For specific enquiries related to the role, please contact Ian Thomson, Head of Academy on 0429 899 944.

Any issues with your application or the application system may be directed to Marie Hetherington in the UTS Recruitment Team.


Closing Date:  Wednesday, 29th March 2023 at 11.59pm (AEST)



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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.