Animation; Assistant or Associate Professor of Design

September 23, 2015
OSU Mark

Department: Design

Position:  Animation

Rank:  Assistant or Associate


The Department of Design seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Design with expertise in the aesthetic, technical, and theoretical practice of animation and its application in the development and use of various forms of time-based and interactive media. We seek an animation designer to join a collegial and diverse faculty to instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in visualization strategies for storytelling using time-based media from beginning through advanced levels of animation production. Applicants’ research and teaching should reflect the use of animation to discover, explore, conceptualize, and visualize using contemporary conventions and experimentation with emerging technologies and applications. The exploration of animation in a variety of formats such as film, interactive media, and games will be supported and encouraged.     

The successful applicant will advise graduate students in the Department of Design’s M.F.A. program (especially those in the Digital Animation and Interactive Media track) and will contribute to the development of new learning opportunities for undergraduate students in Design (Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design). Information about the department can be found at This new faculty member will also have the opportunity to contribute to the beginning through the advanced levels of the anticipated interdisciplinary Moving Image Production major, working with faculty members from a range of departments and areas of expertise in various modes of filmmaking to support this exciting new major. 

This faculty member will also contribute to the community of creative researchers and benefit from the facilities and equipment of the world-class Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (see for more information). This collaborative think space hosts experimental and collaborative projects and the successful applicant should excel at participating as a member of collaborative cross-disciplinary teams.


An M.F.A. degree or equivalent with demonstrated specialization in animation and a record of creative research in the field of animation is required. Teaching experience and/or professional practice in the field of animation is desired. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and a digital portfolio of creative works, research projects, student learning outcomes and examples of course syllabi. Please also submit the names and complete contact information for three referees.  Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Peter Chan -  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.