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Assistant Professor, Digital Arts - Animation

One full-time, tenure track position available to begin in Fall 2012. The successful applicant will be able to teach in intermediate and advanced level courses in animation (3D and 2D) and have the ability to teach courses outside of his/her specialization such as visual effects techniques and general digital media/arts classes.

The Digital Arts Major offers a BA degree with concentrations in Animation and Visual Effects.  This major is part of the Cinema and Digital Arts program which also offers a BA degree in Cinema Production with concentrations in directing, producing, cinematography and editing, and a BA degree in screenwriting.  This program has a specific mission and focus of fostering a highly collaborative environment between all three majors.  The Cinema and Digital Arts department has over 250 full-time students and is part of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, along with departments in Theatre and Dance.


For a tenure-track appointment an MFA or other appropriate terminal degree in animation, digital arts or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will also have significant professional experience and a record of successful teaching at the university level.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of  three professional references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on 01/20/2012 and continue until the position is filled. Positions are subject to approval of funding. For additional information, visit www.pointpark.edu. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the University: Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. Founded in 1960 as Point Park College, it is known for providing its students with an education that combines the liberal arts with career education. The University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. To learn more about Point Park University visit its webpage at http://www.pointpark.edu.