Posted Mar 06
DePaul University

Assistant Professor/Instructor in Animation

Chicago, IL, United States Full Time

DePaul University’s Animation program invites Animators and Game Artists to apply for a full-time teaching position in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Our Animation program, ranked #16 in the US by Animation Career Review, is the largest in the Midwest.

We are part of DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts, which also includes cross-disciplinary programs in Cinema, VFX, and Game Development.

There are currently over 200 majors enrolled in our Animation MFA, MA, BFA and BA degrees, and we have ten full-time Animation faculty members who have worked for studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Will Vinton, JibJab, Sesame Street, Klasky Csupo, Day 1 Studios, and Microsoft Games.

Animation resources include a stop motion studio, two green screen stages, a sound recording and mixing studio, and a mocap studio.

Past visiting artists include the Brothers Quay, Yuri Norstein, David O’Reilly, and the Wachowskis.

DePaul Animation students have won a 2016 Student Academy Award in Animation and been a part of game teams that have produced the IGF Student Showcase winning games Octodad and Devil’s Tuning Fork.

For more about the Animation program please visit our website:

Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, a detailed syllabus for a proposed course in the area that you would teach, and a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship (electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged).

Position begins fall of 2017; position is dependent on budget approval.

Required Documents

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Syllabi
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio

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