- Assistant Professor (2D Animation)

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Assistant Professor (2D Animation)


Assistant Professor (2D Animation)

• Intermediate Level


The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Animation with a focus on 2D animation to begin in Fall 2024.

Category Animation  Film + Media Studies  Special Effects 
Location Hawaii
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 15, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Other Conditions: Full-time, tenure track position in 2D Animation to begin Fall 2024, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Animation with a focus on 2D animation to begin in Fall 2024. We are looking for a collaborative and talented colleague with strong creative initiative and knowledge of animation history who is well prepared to teach intensive hands-on introductory and advanced animation production classes.

Duties and Responsibilities (in the areas of creative research, teaching, and service):
  • Teach beginning to advanced courses in 2D animation;
  • Assist in the development, support, and teaching of a curricular program in 2D animation. This program will stress multiple theoretical, critical, historical, and technical approaches in the study, design, application, and distribution of animation;
  • Develop opportunities for collaborative projects with industry partners and craft meaningful work opportunities for students through internships and employment; 
  • Development of creative scholarship in the faculty member’s field, leading to public screenings and presentations;
  • Involvement in and presentations at nationally recognized professional organizations/conferences in the faculty member’s field; 
  • Help supervise animation labs; 
  • Involvement in service to the department, university and community;
  • Advise student majors in the animation track;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (M.F.A. or equivalent) in Animation or closely related field from a college or university of recognized standing (degree must be completed by August 2024).
  • Professional experience and accomplishment in 2D animation as demonstrated through the creation, direction, and collaboration of projects that include 2D animation.
  • Experience teaching animation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff and administration. 
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of traditional and digital character animation.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
  • 2D animation software including but not limited to ToonBoom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Animation history.
  • Experimental Animation Techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of animation film production from concept through production.
  • Experience in visual effects.
Required documents: 
  • Letter of application that addresses abilities to meet duties and how minimum and desirable qualifications are met; 
  • Teaching philosophy; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Transcript(s) showing highest degree received; copies of transcripts acceptable at time of application, original transcript required at time of hire; 
  • URL link(s) to portfolio, samples, or professional or scholarly work; 
  • List of at least five references and contact information; 
  • Applicants should further discuss their suitability, collegiality and enthusiasm for creating and participating in programs across disciplines in a highly collaborative curriculum and their attentiveness to issues of race, gender and diversity in a multicultural society. Applications can be uploaded and submitted through NeoGov.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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