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Full-time Faculty, 2D Animation

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
23 days ago


Full-time appointment in the Animation Department. The Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning Fall 2022. MICA’s Animation Department is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program, committed to helping students find their personal creative voice while preparing for professional careers as leaders and innovators in arts and industry. As the department grows, we are seeking new faculty members who can collectively add to our program’s diverse strengths.

Job Description:

We are seeking candidates who possess both fundamental and interdisciplinary skills in 2D animation. The successful candidate will show a command of traditional animation techniques and will teach 2D animation and pre-production coursework (storyboarding, 2D character performance, principles of animation) and senior thesis. They should also possess a knowledge of Tradigital workflows that will support and diversify our collaborative, project-centered curriculum. MICA’s Animation program provides real world experience to our students by leveraging Baltimore’s unique pool of opportunities within the fields of medicine, technology, science, astronomy, music, game design, and independent animation.

We are specifically interested in candidates who can speak to multiple intersections of diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will engage with processes and workflows that reflect a transnational cultural exchange. The successful candidate will work to develop our growing curriculum as well as help form relationships with local community partners and engage in innovative modes of instruction.

Full-time faculty will teach 18 credits (three courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence in the fine arts paired with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice. Our faculty must meaningfully contribute to all aspects of departmental and institutional operation, committee service and governance. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.



  • Terminal degree: MFA or its equivalent in Animation or a related field, or 5 years of professional experience
  • Professional Production experience in Animation, Film/Video or related specialties
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level
  • Demonstrated Preproduction skill set
  • Digital Cinematography & Compositing
  • A knowledge of Animation History and Film/Animation Studies
  • Off-screen Applications such as Installation and Performance
  • Tradigital techniques and applications (Toon Boon and TV Paint preferred) and workflow pipeline(s)
  • Personal commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level using pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, and class and their intersections
  • Promised or proven ability to teach across multiple levels, from introductory to advanced independent work
  • The ability to communicate skillfully within a diverse range of community members
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional/departmental service, events and student activities
  • An active creative practice with a significant record of exhibition and/or production
  • A personal artistic vision that is reflected in the candidate’s teaching philosophy

Valued, but not required

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time teaching experience at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred
  • Mentorship experience related to the realization and installation of long term student projects related to moving image
  • Organizational leadership experience
  • A demonstrated ability to model and teach effective collaboration skills
  • Experience that is informed by multiple worldviews
  • Experience teaching non-Western animation forms and history
  • International experience in animation production and/or education

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59704294
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Full-time Faculty, 2D Animation
  • Company Name: Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Job Function: Education / Instruction
  • Job Type: Full-Time

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in the top tier of visual arts and design colleges in the nation. It enrolls approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 350 graduate students who are pursuing study in programs that lead to the BFA, MA, MAT, MA/MBA, MPS and MFA degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates. In addition, the College offers credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, MICA is recognized as ...

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