Lecturer / Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Animation Production

Bournemouth, Dorset
£30,942 per annum / £38,017 per annum
07 May 2021
End of advertisement period
21 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Animation Production
School of Media and Performance / BA (Hons) Animation Production
£30,942 per annum / £38,017 per annum
Full-time, permanent
Ref: AD0931 

Arts University Bournemouth is renowned globally as a professional arts university, dedicated to turning creativity into careers. Our culture of making,  performing, and shaping cultures is at the heart of our learning, research and engagement. Our values speak of collaboration, connectedness and innovative practice, underpinned by a passion for our academic disciplines and extensive partnerships with industry, professions and communities.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and strive for our staff to be from diverse backgrounds.  We positively encourage applications from individuals within under-represented groups and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  

An excellent opportunity exists for an individual to join the teaching team on our internationally-recognised BA (Hons) Animation Production course. There may also be duties on our MA Animation Production course and BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television course.

The post is advertised as both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level. However, we are only recruiting to one post and the level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience. For the specific qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the two levels of post please refer to the relevant job description and person specification attached.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual with a professional level of knowledge and creativity in animation, visualisation and design in the context of contemporary animation production. The candidate will possess an ability to teach across different areas of the animation production process, particularly the ability to teach in the area of character animation. This might also include experience of observational drawing, which underpins our teaching of visual development for animation.

An understanding or experience of a professional production process, which might include making animated films, is important, as is some evidence of industry engagement and ability to prepare students for a professional career in animation. The professional-based skills and experience required for this role will include teaching two or more of the following:

  • 2D animation 
  • Stop-motion animation 
  • CG animation
  • character design
  • background and layout
  • storyboarding
  • concept work / visual development
  • life drawing / observational drawing
  • VFX     

Ideally you will have experience of teaching at degree level, taking responsibility for managing the effective learning of the students, including setting, supervising and assessing work. You will also be able to contribute to the development of the course curriculum and undertake a range of tutorial and pastoral responsibilities. 

You should be able to work as part of a team, have excellent organisational and administrative skills and demonstrate a commitment to a student-centred approach to teaching and learning and show evidence of a strong profile in Research, Teaching Excellence and/or Knowledge Exchange, or the potential to develop work in this direction. Experience of professional practice within animation or related industries is also important.

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Closing Date:          Friday 21st May 2021
Interview Date:      Friday 11th June 2021