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Open Rank Teaching Professor in Animation

Apply now Job no: 508585
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design, invites applications for open-rank, non-tenure track teaching appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor in Animation. We seek candidates with excellent creative practice, innovative pedagogy, significant exhibited and/or published work and commitment to teaching excellence in Animation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for delivering courses in our undergraduate programs including the Animation Concentration in Media Arts [BFA], Game Art + Animation [BFA], Computer Science + Media Arts Combined Degree [BS], and the Animation Minor. 



This teaching position entails instructing, coaching and preparing students studying Animation and working with faculty across the College of Arts, Media and Design and Northeastern University to improve the relevance, rigor and quality of outcomes in our offerings.  This faculty position will entail a 3+3 course load and service obligations.

Appointment within the Department of Art + Design locates you within a major urban private global research university and a leader in experiential learning, global engagement and advanced research. The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to three interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts, the Center for Design, and the Center for Communication, Media Innovation, and Social Change. (See:



Candidates must have an MFA or terminal degree in a field relevant to Animation and Game Art by appointment start date.  The candidate must have a professional practice that will inform and advance the field through creative production, experimentation, and professional collaboration. Evidence of a high level of creative production and accomplishment is expected. 

The candidate must be able to teach using professional tools and demonstrate proficiency and/or professional expertise in the following techniques: 3D (animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, and lighting) & 2D (keyframe animation and motion graphics). It is expected that the successful candidate will continue to make work, develop their practice and offer new skills to students in an evolving program of experimentation and innovation. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach and develop courses that engage with a wide array of students and various interdisciplinary contexts and relationships. Applicants with industry background and professional accomplishment in one or more of the following areas of animation are preferred but not required: 3D animation, 3D modeling, visual effects, game art production, cinema, television, character development, illustration, experimental, and immersive media [AR/VR/XR].


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Additional Information:

All applications must be submitted electronically at If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional expertice, a curriculum vitae and teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation, research statements, and portfolios of creative work should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before January 10, 2022 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is August 22, 2022. Inquiries may be directed to: Jason Donati,


All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support and accommodations, please contact Julie Newmeyer,, Personnel Administration Manager for the College of Arts Media and Design.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


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