Character Animator
20273 Brigham Young University - Provo, UT

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The Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University is seeking qualified applicants for a continuing status track position in Animation. The position in Character Animation begins Fall Semester, August 22, 2011. The Animation Program at Brigham Young University is an interdisciplinary program between Visual Arts, Theatre and Media Arts, and the School of Technology. Since its creation in 2000 the program has emphasized both large collaborative and smaller personal projects/films.

Animation has produced a number of animated films which have won 6 student Emmys in the last 4 years and Animation has had films shown at Cannes, Annnecy, and Sundance just to name a few. Teaching responsibilities may include directing student inquiry at the foundation and advanced level of character animation, gesture drawing, figure drawing, and drawing fundamentals courses. In addition, teaching loads will also include student mentoring. It is also expected that the candidate will maintain an active scholarship record in the discipline and contribute to department/college/university committees.

A terminal degree is required, a Master of Fine Arts degree is preferred. Candidates with equivalent professional experience will be considered. Teaching experience at the College/University level is desired. The candidate should have an extensive background as a Character Animator specific but not limited to traditional animation.

Additional knowledge of Character Animation in computer animation is a plus. BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.