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Art Education Opportunity at California State University

Published October 28, 2013

Opportunity for Assistant Professor of Art at California State University:



College of the Arts

School of Art

Tenure- track Position Opening


Assistant Professor of Art (Illustration/ Animation)


August 18, 2014 (Fall Semester)


SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • MFA in Studio Art, or official notification of the completion of the degree by August 1, 2014, or equivalent record of extraordinary professional achievement.
  • Demonstrated strong skills in the image-making areas of drawing, painting, illustration as related to the field of animation and demonstrate a broad understanding of the principles of animation.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both digital and non-digital methods and a familiarity with computer applications related to art and animation.
  • Commitment to and/or expertise teaching diverse student population.



  • Evidence of previous teaching experience at the college level and an outstanding record of nationally recognized professional achievement.
  • Demonstrated image-making skills with an emphasis on one or more of the following: Experimental Animation (including digital applications), Visual Development, and/or pre-production art.
  • Other relevant areas of expertise may include character design, layout, background painting, storyboarding, 3D Modeling. Candidate must demonstrate a strong visual imagination.



  • Teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level courses in the illustration/animation program.
  • Program coordination duties include:
    • collaborate with faculty in the ongoing development of the animation track which provides a broad range of animation experiences.
    • Supervise part-time faculty,
    • act as a program liaison with professionals in the field of animation and;
    • other responsibilities  include student advising , serving as Program Head on a rotating basis, involvement in student activities, curriculum development, committee work, service to the School of Art, college, university and community, and professional creative development.


The School of Art at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/ Equal opportunity employer.



See for complete requirements and instructions.


Formal letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/ preferred qualifications; Resume/ curriculum vitae with current email address; statement of teaching philosophy; copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree; at least three signed current letters if recommendation from professionals in the field addressing the applicants specific qualifications for the position; digital portfolio on a CD or DVD. All required documentation will be retained by the School of Art.


Please clearly identify all application materials with applicant’s name and “Illustration/Animation Search.” Submit materials in a plain manila file folder, please no three-ring binders or oversize folders. Compile all materials into a single package (letters of recommendation may be sent individuals to the chair of the committee from recommenders) send package to:


Chair, Illustration/ Animation Search Committee

School of Art, California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-3501

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Karen Warner (562)985-7907.



Review of applications to begin December 01, 2013

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)