Instructor for Upper Division Animation Courses – Part-Time

Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts’ Film and Media Department seeks a new faculty member in the area of Animation for upper division character animation courses. We seek a creative and dynamic teaching artist with experience in teaching character animation at the college level. This is an instructor position. The College offers majors in the performing arts (Theater, Dance, Music, Performance Production) as well as the visual arts (Animation, Art, Design, Film, Game Art, Interaction Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture). This is a part-time, on-campus, instructor position.

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

Our programs provide depth and breadth of training, freedom to experiment, and the space to develop a unique creative identity. Students develop healthy and sustainable practices necessary for working artists. Join this dynamic team and be a part of the growth and development of our talented students.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of animation art, practices, and software (e.g. Blender, Procreate)
  • Literacy in animation workflows and building characters and story
  • 3+ years of teaching experience at the college level
  • Ability to teach students with a variety of backgrounds and skill levels

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum BFA in relevant field (Animation) preferred. MFA preferred.
  • Three years+ experience teaching college
  • Familiarity with varieties of character animation
  • Demonstrated practice in the field
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling, 2D animations, puppetry

Class Instruction: 3.00 credit classes: $119.16 hr./$5,362.20 (semester, 15 weeks) / paid over 4 months = $1,340.55 per month.

Fall semester begins September 5, 2023 for a total of 15 weeks, with the last day of classes on Friday, December 15 , 2023.

Application Procedures
Please send the following application materials to

  1. Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, your background, and an overview of your teaching philosophy
  2. CV/Resume that includes a link to a personal website with samples of your work
  3. Cornish Employment Application Form

Equal Opportunity Statement

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

Cornish College of the Arts operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated with the Cornish Federation of Teachers (CFT). All faculty compensation placement abides by the salary scale negotiated with the CFT. Faculty participate in College governance via the Faculty Senate.

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