San Francisco State University
Department of Cinema
The Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animation, to begin in Fall 2012, subject to financial ability.
M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent degree required; degree requirements to be completed by August 1, 2012. University teaching experience, a body of creative work, strong digital filmmaking skills and knowledge of animation/film history and theory. Candidate should be an animation artist who will contribute innovation to the Department‚s commitment to independent narrative and experimental cinema.
Areas of Specialization and Teaching Range
We seek an expert in Maya 3D computer animation who has a working knowledge of animation principles, animation history, and theory. Candidate will teach 3D and animation foundations. Animation production experience is required. 3 courses per semester. Experience in story development, character animation, stop-motion, interactive design and mobile cinema is also desirable. The candidate must be adept at teaching in a dynamic interdisciplinary program that fosters a creative production environment.
Rank and Salary
Assistant Professor; salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. SFSU, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.
The Cinema Department, housed in the College of Arts and Humanities, has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty and serves approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students. We teach production and theory as a common enterprise and offer a B.A. in Cinema, M.A. in Cinema Studies, M.F.A. in Cinema, and an Animation Emphasis that is open to cinema and non-cinema majors. For more information, please visit http://www.cinema.sfsu.edu
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
Review of applications will begin 11/28/11 and must include a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, DVD sample of creative work, and three recent professional letters of reference. Address to:
Daniel Bernardi, Department Chair
ATTN Animation Search Committee
Cinema Department, FA 245
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Initial interviews of top candidates will take place in mid-December via Skype. Applications accepted until selection of candidates in mid-January for campus interviews.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and we especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.