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Instructor of Animation

Organization: Florida International University
Date Posted: 1/28/2020
Date Needed: 8/15/2020
City: Miami
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.  

How to Apply / Contact

The Department of Art + Art History at Florida International University is currently seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure earning, Instructor of Animation beginning in Fall semester 2020.

The preferred candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence and leadership in:

  • Creative and scholarly activities
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Developing curricula and course syllabi, following established institutional guidelines

The candidate will also be expected to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned.


  • M.F.A. in Art, computer animation or related field; or a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in animation/digital arts
  • Keen knowledge of all aspects of animation production, sound editing, motion graphics / animation, and emerging technology, formats, and distribution channels
  • Advanced proficiency with state-of-the art animation industry and related software, including: MAYA and Advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Ability to build successful relationships with student and colleagues in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • An online portfolio with current projects


  • Three (3) years of professional work experience, either in the field, or teaching
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic multi-campus organizational work environments
  • Understanding and embracing the mission of the University
  • Skill in building strategic alliances both within and across disciplines
  • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520239 at and upload the following:

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s professional background, teaching experience, and administrative experience.
  2. A brief teaching statement
  3. A Curriculum Vitae
  4. Portfolio of relevant teaching and professional work in PDF format not to exceed 10 MB.  The PDF portfolio should include links to moving images/video online work.  It must include the candidate’s creative animation work and the work of the candidate’s students, plus 2-3 sample syllabi.
  5. Names and contact information of three references.  They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 10, 2020.  Review will continue until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Silvia Pease, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: spease@fiu.eduThe initial appointment will start in August 2020.

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