Professor of Animation

SCAD seeks a full-time professor of animation to join its School of Animation and Motion in Atlanta, Georgia.

The SCAD animation program is grounded in the philosophy of storytelling through character performance and, as a professor, you will directly influence the next generation of animators based on your unique perspective, cultural background, and professional experiences in animation.

Successful candidates are enthusiastic about bringing complex scenes and characters to life and can use their diverse backgrounds to develop and extend students’ knowledge of story, design, audience, and collaboration in animation production. Candidates should be comfortable teaching an array of courses from beginner to graduate-level, including 2D and 3D animation concepts like modeling, character design, and character performance, among others. A strong understanding of commercial or independent filmmaking and cinematic language is an asset, as are exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities. Qualified candidates must be able to collaborate effectively with administration, faculty, and students alike, as well as thrive as an independent and team contributor. A high level of organization is also essential.


- Terminal degree in animation or a related discipline
- University-level teaching experience preferred
- Proficient in relevant software such as Maya, Toon Boom, Blender, and ZBrush
- Reel, website, or Flatbook of your own character performance work that displays the animation process AND, if applicable, a reel, website, or Flatbook that displays your former students’ work

Minimum Qualifications: - Terminal degree in the discipline or in a related field.
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
- Experience in or knowledge of related professions.
- Academic and professional credentials to teach in a certain discipline.

Work Hours:As noted in the Employment Agreement.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.