The Ohio State University Department of Design seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Design

September 9, 2014
OSU Mark

Department: Design

Position: Animation

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of Design seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Design with expertise in technical, theoretical and aesthetic concepts related to the 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 for the instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in visualization strategies for storytelling in time-based media at beginning and advanced levels of animation production. Applicants with knowledge of theory and the process of working with animation to explore areas that include social change and activism, scientific and data-driven information visualization, interactivity, games and gamification, mobile apps, social media, or other contemporary and emerging applications for animation practice and research are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The successful applicant will advise graduate students in the Design Department’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 to advance undergraduate design students’ ability to integrate contemporary modes of communicating creative ideas into their design practices using a variety of dynamic motion-graphic and time-based approaches and techniques.

The research area associated with this position will be supported by the community of creative researchers (including faculty, students and support staff), facilities and equipment of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (see for more information). This collaborative think space has an established history of hosting experimental and collaborative projects that involve the development of cross-disciplinary methods of visualizing and animating complex subjects and concepts. The successful applicant should excel at participating as a member of collaborative cross-disciplinary teams that benefit from the exploration of the applicability of animation and interactive media as research tools and modes of communication and expression.


  • An M.F.A. degree or equivalent with demonstrated specialization in animation or the development and use of interactive media.
  • Teaching experience and an established record of research in the field of animation is preferred.
  • Professional practice in the field of animation is preferred.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, a digital portfolio of creative works or research projects, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Alan Price. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Job ID number 4514.

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 identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution