Assistant Educator of Collaborative Design

  • Wichita State University
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Apr 12, 2022
Full time Art & Art History Communications/Journalism/Film/TV Design (all areas)

Job Description



Wichita State University School of Digital Arts has an opportunity for an Assistant Educator of Collaborative Design, a full-time non-tenure eligible position. The selected individual will teach courses associated with Animation and Game Design in the School of Digital Arts; create effective learning activities, projects, and assignments; develop and update curriculum relevant to current industry standards. Engage in departmental, college, and university service associated with WSU faculty promotion policies. Opportunities may include teaching in other areas of expertise (e.g., audio production, filmmaking, etc.) depending upon department/program needs.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree in Animation, Game Design, or closely related field; or equivalent professional experience; experience developing Animation and/or Game Design projects; proficiency in 3D digital software/s; continuing/ongoing connection/commitment to the Animation and Game Design industry; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to proofread and edit; ability to build and sustain collaborative professional relationships with a diverse constituency of faculty, staff, students, and community/industry members; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.

Preferred: Interest in and ability to recruit, advise and mentor students; ability to promote students' professional development; proficiency/experience with modeling software Maya and/or Blender; proficiency/experience with 3ds Max software; proficiency/experience with Cinema 4D software; proficiency/experience with Adobe Creative Cloud; proficiency/experience with ZBrush software; demonstrated successful teaching at the college or university level.


Application Details

Start Date: August 7, 2022. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of completed applications will begin May 9, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy.

WSU is an AA/EEO employer. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

For full description of qualifications, application requirements and procedures, and to apply, go to For more information contact: Justin Rorabaugh, Director, School of Digital Arts, Wichita State University Email:

Required Applicant Documents Applicants must upload the following Required Applicant Documents - *Cover Letter/Letter of Application *Resume *OTHER DOCUMENT 1: Required Electronic Media Applicants are required to provide online access to examples of their work by uploading a document listing the link/s to a portfolio/reel of animation and/or game design work.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Required Letters of Reference Applicants must provide 3 confidential letters of reference written within the past 12 months, sent directly by those who have written the references to: Justin Rorabaugh, Director, School of Digital Arts and Chair, Collaborative Design Search Committee Wichita State University

All required application materials must be submitted/received for an application to be considered complete for review. Only completed applications will be considered for review.

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