Visiting Assistant Professor/Illustration & Animation

Location: Lawrence, KS Posted: Nov 17

Job Description


The School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas is looking for an outstanding colleague to join us as a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the Illustration & Animation program. We offer the opportunity to work with award-winning students and nationally recognized faculty in a collegial, collaborative and energetic environment.

The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in both traditional and digital illustration and animation with an ability to conceptualize, develop characters and create visual stories with meaning. The candidate must demonstrate skill levels in perspective drawing, figure drawing, expressive gesture drawing and painting, and creative mark making. The candidate will be teaching a diverse cross section of students from the freshmen level drawing courses to advanced senior level illustration and concept art courses. Traditional illustration modes as well as concept art modes related to film, animation and video game arena are included in the curriculum. The candidate will work closely in the development and implementation of curriculum with other area faculty as well as maintain an active research profile. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives.

Exceptional candidates will additionally have a MFA in Illustration or related areas and two to three years professional experience in illustration or related areas. They will have a documented record of research and/or teaching activity with an emphasis on illustration, and be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the illustration field, its varied media techniques, technologies and approaches, and be conversant with current professional practice standards. The responsibilities of the position include teaching courses in Illustration and Animation area, as well as courses open to all other majors. Advising and instructing at the undergraduate level. Participating in the planning and integration of existing and new course work and technologies in the Illustration & Animation are undergraduate program. As well as participating in some departmental committee work.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Architecture and Design including a diversity of scholarly approaches. Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Architecture and Design, including diversity of scholarly artistic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

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