The Cinema Arts Department of Point Park University invites applications for a full-time, visiting artist inresidence to begin Fall of 2022. The Visiting Artist in Residence position is a non-tenure track, one-yearappointment that is renewable up to three years.
About the Position: The successful applicant will have 6-plus years of industry experience in the field of animation. The applicant must have expert knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony including animating,rigging, coloring, and camera tools. Ideal candidates will have experience/expertise with multiplesoftware packages, including Adobe Creative Suites: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator. The candidate will be teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in Classical Animation, 2D Animation, Storyboarding, and Concept Art. Additionally, preference will be shown to those candidates who have demonstrated a history of successful teaching at the university level.
Candidates should expect to work closely with undergraduate students and be able to communicateeffectively with a diverse group, both orally and in writing. Principal responsibilities include teaching,supporting student projects, and participating in service to departmental or university-wide committees or service to the community. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching within ademanding conservatory environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching,mentoring and creative activity with undergraduates. All faculty in the Conservatory share in significantadvising and mentoring of students on both academic and career goals.
About the Department and Program: Housed in the growing Cinema Art Department, the Animationand Visual Effects program offers a rigorous BFA in Animation and supports the departmental BA inCinema Arts. The department also offers degrees in Cinema Production and Screenwriting. As part ofPoint Park’s prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts, the department mission focuses on fostering a highly collaborative artistic environment.
About the University: Located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the US, Point ParkUniversity, was recently listed as a 2018-2019 college of distinction. It is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, with an enrollment ofapproximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. With over 300full-time undergraduate students, the Cinema Department is one of three departments in theUniversity’s nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA).
The Point Park University Animation Program is in its 10th year. In 2019 the program was ranked in the top 50 animation schools in the country for those offering BFAs and in the top 20 of animation schools on the east coast. The program boasts two state of the art animation labswith 20 computers in each. Additionally, there are three animation suites where students can work individually. Students intern at various motion graphics and visual effects studios in Pittsburgh and also for local sports teams. Recent graduates have had their senior thesis filmsaccepted and screened at several international animation festivals and have found work throughout the country in the animation industry. For additional information, visithttp://www.pointpark.edu/animation
Admission to COPA is competitive with students matriculating from 47 states and around the world. Thedepartmental programs provide strong academic curricula with rigorous training that provides the skillsneeded for success in today’s creative economy.
Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three professional references with contact information, and examples of creative work by e-mailto: email@example.com
Please note that the subject line MUST STATE: Visiting Artist – Animation
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Cinema ArtsDepartment is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship
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