Computer Animation 2D Traditional Animation, Full-Time Faculty

  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234, USA
  • Feb 10, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Computer Animation 2D Traditional Animation, Full-Time Faculty

Beginning August 2020

Computer Animation Department

2D Traditional Animation Faculty


Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits


The Computer Animation Department is a nationally-respected program, which provides a rigorous professional education for our students. A highly-collaborative teaching environment merges the aesthetic of feature film with today’s most current technology. Computer Animation majors are professionally-focused on the animated feature film industry with linear narrative stories. Students in the Computer Animation major have won 15 student Academy Awards© and have had their work in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater 30 times.

Facilities: Ringling College’s Computer Animation Department is located in a 20,000 square foot facility. The facility is designed to replicate a professional studio environment, and boasts the highest-end state-of-the-art computer laboratories and a 20,000-core render farm. A full-time Institutional Technology staff member supports the Department.

The Position: The Computer Animation Department is seeking qualified candidates with traditional animation experience to join a dedicated animation faculty. This position requires the expertise to teach hand-drawn 2D animation, as well as the ability to teach either introductory level figure drawing or perspective sketching. Traditional Animation courses are in support of the 3D Computer Animation major, and are taught on the original animation desks donated by Walt Disney Feature Animation. Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are teaching students the 12 principles of animation via multiple series of pencil tests as well as other introductory courses in the major. Primary responsibilities are teaching within a structure of three courses or nine credits per semester using high-end resources. Active participation in faculty, department, and committee duties is required.

This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 2020. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Either a Master’s degree in Animation, Illustration, or a related field, OR a 4-year professional degree in art or design and equivalent experience, training and expertise with an appropriate record of professional achievement in the field.
  • Ability to teach traditional animation, and other first year courses.
  • Strong knowledge and practice of the principles of animation.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • A strong understanding of filmic language and composition for both large and small screen.
  • An ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with faculty, students and administrators.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A MFA or other terminal degree in the field
  • Ability to teach introductory Figure, Perspective, or 2D Design courses
  • Experience with animatics, story and character development, storyboarding, descriptive drawing and film theory
  • Commitment to providing quality instruction.

Application Details

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Ringling College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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