Friday, September 24, 2010

JOB ALERT: Animation & Graphics Instructor - Aurora Community College

Full-Time, Regular Faculty
Art & Design/Colorado Film School: Animation & Graphics
Position Title: Regular Faculty, Art & Design: Animation & Graphics
Position #: 300460
Position Status: Faculty (9-month)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Chair of Art & Design
Supervises: May be assigned supervisory responsibilities.
The Position: The department of Art & Design is an exciting new department at the Community College of Aurora, blending traditional artistic disciplines with those emerging from developing technologies. The Colorado Film School is an entity and department at Community College of Aurora (CCA) and has been identified as a leading film school in the nation by International Cinematographers Guild Magazine. The college is seeking a full-time faculty in Animation and Graphics that will report to the Chair of Art & Design while collaborating closely with the Director of the Colorado Film School.
The range of uses for 3D animation/modeling is expanding and the Art & Design department is preparing students for entry level employment or continuing education in a variety of fields including animation, film, web graphics, engineering, and forensics.
The successful candidate will possess an extensive knowledge of 3D animation in one or more of the above industries and have the ability to work well in a collaborative environment. Candidates should demonstrate strong administrative and interpersonal skills, teaching and leadership ability, and a collaborative working style.
The ideal candidate will be a creative leader and educator with the skills to work with faculty, industry and other partners to prepare students for careers in a variety of positions within the Animation and Graphics industries. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach courses in 3D modeling and animation, Maya, sculpting for digital media, compositing, and integrating live and computer generated imagery, all with an emphasis on storytelling. Responsibilities include active participation in the academic life of the college, the departments, and the local industry.
In order to perform the essential functions of this position, the individual must possess the ability to effectively lead, motivate, communicate, concentrate, analyze data, pay attention to detail, retain learned knowledge, instruct/teach, demonstrate strong organizational skills and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Masters in a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Significant industry professional experience.
  • Experience teaching college level courses.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
Preferred Qualifications:
Established network of industry and professional connections.
International level of professional experience in animation & graphics program development.
Salary: Range is mid $30s to $50,000.00.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  CCA offers an excellent benefit plan.  Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link:  Benefits.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2011 or sooner.
Application Process: To apply, send a letter of application specifically addressing the position requirements and a professional resume to
Any applicant who knowingly or willfully makes a false statement on any material or fact or thing in his/her application material is guilty of perjury in the second degree as defined in section 18-8-503, Colorado Revised Statutes, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.
Deadline to Submit Application Material:  Application material will be accepted until position is filled. However, we anticipate that we will begin screening on October 15, 2010.  E-mail with questions regarding the application process.
Notice to all Applicants:
* Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
* Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
* Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
* Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts.
* CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit
* Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A201, Aurora, CO 80011-9036
CCA Mission:
“The Community College of Aurora provides lifelong educational opportunities, prepares the current and future workforce, and promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service to our diverse community.