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Assistant Professor in Animation (TENURE TRACK)


Assistant Professor in Animation (TENURE TRACK)


Posting Number: F01056


Location: Diablo Valley College




Description of Position:


Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track faculty member to start in Fall semester 2024.


We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.


We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.


We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.


Diablo Valley College is seeking a dynamic and dedicated full-time faculty member to join our Art Digital Media Department. We are looking for a passionate educator with expertise in 3D animation and modeling. We also seek expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital illustration, real-time technologies, game design, or world building. The ideal applicant will be able to leverage their robust relationship to the 3D animation and digital media industry to benefit students in their career journeys. The typical teaching load for this position is 3-4 lecture/lab courses per semester.




For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Marta Gillen, Senior Executive Assistant to the President at:


Position Status: Tenure- Track


EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff


Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty


Department: D3032-Media Studies


Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;


2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;


3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;


4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;


5. participating in department, division, and college committees;


6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;


7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;


8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;


9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;


10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;


11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;


12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;


13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:


Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university): ??


A bachelor’s degree (or higher) with two years of full-time professional experience ?


?or ? ?


An associate’s degree with six years of full-time professional experience. ?


?The required full-time professional experience (which can include teaching experience) of two years with a bachelor’s or six years with an associate’s must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment. Successful candidates will need to submit Verification of Employment forms before employment can begin. ??


If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the EXACT degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. If you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition. The


Desirable Qualifications:


Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.


• At least one year of teaching experience, particularly working with a diverse student population in a higher education setting, including online or hybrid classes.


• Professional experience working with industry-standard 3D animation and modeling software applications, programming or scripting languages, as well as related hardware.


• Demonstrated ability to establish meaningful connections within the 3D animation and digital media industry and to stay current with research and industry developments.


• At least one or more additional area(s) of expertise in 2D Animation, digital illustration, real-time technologies, game design, or world building.


• A certificate or degree, formal training, or participation in professional development programs in 3D animation, 2D animation, real-time technologies, AI, digital illustration, game design, and/or world building.


Job Open Date: 11/22/2023


Job Close Date: 1/10/2024


Open Until Filled: No


Employment Begins: 08/01/24


# of Months: 10


To apply, visit:


The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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