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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate/Assistant Professor, Animation

Non-Tenure, Part Time

March 2017

 

COLLEGE

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature.  The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, social practice, film, visual and critical studies, and writing.  Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.”  Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Animation Program at California College of the Arts educates students in the art of storytelling through animation. Our students develop a personal voice and practical expertise by exploring a wide range of classes centered on pre-production, production, traditional character animation and digital technical skills. The program's course of study focuses on skill building and collaborative animation production that includes: intensive animation exercises, character and performance study, narrative storytelling, personal expression, and interactive media. Our program offers an intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and prepares our students for a lifetime of creative work.  We nurture individual talents and skills while striving to merge new technologies with traditionally proven methods. Our Faculty member’s bring a diverse teaching style and a broad range of real world experience, which allows them to train and inspire our students to become leaders in the field of animation. More information about the Animation Program can be found at: http://www.cca.edu/academics/animation

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fine Arts Division at CCA invites animators, visual development artists, and game artists to apply for a ranked non-tenure position in Animation. This position will be appointed at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2017. Candidates should be deeply engaged with the fundamentals of animation, articulate in the classroom, astute during critiques and interested in animation as a form of cinematic storytelling . They should be aware of contemporary studio and artistic practices and be able to effectively teach to a diverse group of students across all levels of the undergraduate experience. Candidates should be dedicated to mentoring animation’s future creative leaders and preparing them to assume vital roles in studio-based entertainment animation, contemporary cinema art practice, and game arenas.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to sustain a strong and diverse community with an inclusive working environment that integrates culturally rich multiple perspectives. This position will be expected to teach 1 to 4 classes per year in some combination of 2D animation, visual development, storytelling, 3D animation, 3D digital modeling and rigging, stop-motion, game-related production, or other animation courses. In addition, responsibilities include participating in program meetings, curriculum design, admissions, serving on College committees, and other college-wide service.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Degree or equivalent professional experience.  

  • Prior College-level teaching experience in the appropriate area.

  • Familiarity with the contemporary Animation modes, including studio, festival, or contemporary animated cinema, and a record of professional excellence.

  • Specific skills and knowledge are needed in one or more of the following areas: Traditional Animation, Digital 2D Animation, 3D Character Modeling, 3D Character Animation, Character Rigging, Storytelling, Storyboarding, the Production Pipeline, Character Design, and/or Cinema Language.

 

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The priority deadline for consideration is April 15, 2017. 

The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise.  


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified applicants must complete this online application by uploading the following materials:

- Letter of interest

- Teaching philosophy

- Artist Statement covering research and practice

- Curriculum vitae

- Examples of syllabi

- Link to a video reel and/or portfolio via personal website or video share site

- Contact information for three professional references

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email CCA-Anima-Faculty-Search@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search FA16173.


EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROGRAM

RANKED NON-TENURE, PART TIME

JOB # DE16173

FEBRUARY 2017


COLLEGE

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, social practice, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Industrial Design program at CCA offers a fully accredited four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design. Industrial Design is among the fastest growing programs at CCA and reflects the dynamic nature of the field. Increasingly, as a program, we see an opportunity to include diverse, global and unheard voices in the practice of industrial design. Our curriculum supports cultural analysis and interdisciplinary collaboration. Specific areas of interest include sustainability, urban mobility, user centric design, entrepreneurship, community engagement, along with a strong legacy in craft and making. For more information about the program mission, visit http://www.cca.edu/academics/industrial-design

CCA is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area at the intersection of art and technology, of progressive design for manufacturing and DIY, of global awareness and local engagement. The Bay Area is a growth center for a range of sectors, including high-technology, social media, green industry, outdoor recreation, biotech, health and medicine, innovative non-profits, humanitarian design, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. These densities of activity provide unmatched opportunities for curriculum development and professional relationships.


POSITION SUMMARY

The CCA Industrial Design program is seeking candidates for part-time, ranked, non-tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in Fall 2017.  In addition to teaching and participating in all levels of the undergraduate Industrial Design program, these positions may require teaching courses in the First Year Program.

This position will play a critical role in providing program development within one or more curricular areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Design studio and seminar courses on cultural and historical content, design research and user-needs contextualization: An ideal candidate is actively researching, publishing and educating cultural context for design, questioning technology, and innovating & designing solutions for social impact. These qualities support courses such as History of Industrial Design, Design and Culture, and Design Ethics.

  • Design studio (foundation level) and early skills courses: An ideal candidate demonstrates proven pedagogy applicable to first-year/sophomore-level industrial design studios, and skills courses such as: analog and digital sketching techniques, sketch models and entry level model making, as well as a capacity to steer curricular and pedagogical change within these areas of expertise.

In keeping with the college’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who will cultivate an equitable studio environment and a diverse curriculum. In addition, responsibilities include participating in program service and leadership, curriculum design, admissions, serving on committees and college-wide service. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for the craft of creating thoughtful and meaningful designs, a capacity to integrate interdisciplinary learning, diverse and global perspectives, an interest in leading students to engage with community issues, and a commitment to teaching within the creative environment of an art, design, and architecture college.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A terminal degree in industrial design or a relevant field (and/or equivalent industrial design experience)

  • 6 years professional experience and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience as demonstrated by student evaluation

  • Flexibility to work across disciplines, with strong communication skills, and ability to collaborate and develop courses with other programs

  • Capacity to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college

  • A teaching philosophy that demonstrates a clear pedagogical vision and incorporates innovative strategies.


SALARY 

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, and the application review process will begin March 17, 2017. The interview process will take place throughout the months of March-May. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The selected finalist will begin the position in August 2017.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • One-page cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Brief personal statement explaining the applicant’s creative and educational philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Portfolio of professional work 

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)

  • Three professional references, one preferably academic, including contact information

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email designfacultysearches@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search DE16173.


EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MFA DESIGN PROGRAM

RANKED NON-TENURE, PART TIME

JOB # DE16172

FEBRUARY 2017


COLLEGE

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, social practice, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The MFA Design Program is an open site for the investigation of contemporary design practice. Built on a firm foundation of technical skills, pushing the limits of cutting-edge tools and technologies alongside traditional craft-based techniques, MFA Design students work to reimagine the methods, modes, and meanings of design in contemporary culture. Whether intended to be commercial, civically minded, personal, experimental, or all of these, work here is challenged to be technically sophisticated, culturally engaged, and even socially disruptive. It is research driven and richly informed based on a thorough examination of users and contexts. It is also both formally and conceptually inventive. MFA Design provides its students with foundational technical, formal, and conceptual skills alongside contextual understanding. It prepares its students for a range of personal, private, and public careers in design, including advanced work in creative leadership, whether in commercial, civic, and curatorial arenas. Grounded in personal exploration, MFA Design is educating a new generation of design leaders.


POSITION SUMMARY

As the MFA Design Program at CCA continues to evolve and grow, we are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced industrial design professional to work with us. This position will play a critical role in working with the program chair on the vision and mission of industrial design for the Design MFA Program. In addition, this position is expected to work with the program chair in developing community partnerships, program-wide strategic planning, building job placement and alumni resources, guiding faculty, securing sponsored projects, collecting media and other evidence of student work, and expanding the profile of the program nationally and internationally.

Industrial Design: Digital Fabrication

The focus of this position is the integration of digital and experimental fabrication techniques in industrial design practice. Areas of research and practice could include: market ready prototyping, mass customization, material research, robotics, Internet of Things development, multi-axis tools, 3D printing technology, or experimental process. Applicants should address the roles that design and technology play in their design practice. This position will enhance our mission to connect students to product development industries, emerging forms of 3D making, and rapid prototyping methods in both traditional and digital fabrication methods.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master or terminal degree in industrial design; related fields in three-dimensional design will be considered, including furniture design, sculpture, or product design

  • At least five years experience in teaching or equivalent professional experience; application should address this professional and teaching experience; teaching experience to include teaching within a studio environment

  • A strong background in form and material investigation, with a critical understanding of the role of products, materials, and technology in the discipline of industrial design

  • A desire and proven track record of diverse, global, and national presence in the practice of industrial design that accurately represents societal need


SALARY 

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, and the application review process will begin March 17, 2017. The interview process will take place throughout the months of March-May. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The selected finalist will begin the position in August 2017.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • One-page cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Brief personal statement explaining the applicant’s creative and educational philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Portfolio of professional work

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)

  • Three professional references, one preferably academic, including contact information

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email designfacultysearches@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search DE16172.


EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


On the occasion of her retirement as a faculty member in the Photography Program at California College of the Arts, please join us in celebrating and honoring Susan Ciriclio. In recognition of her contribution to establishing the Photography Program and her lasting impact on countless students over four decades of making, teaching, and advising we are creating a portfolio of artwork to present to Susan. Many of you may recall the portfolios that Susan would create with her students at the end of the semester; in that spirit, we are asking current CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit a photograph, piece of art or a digital file that we will print at CCA to include in the portfolio.


There are two ways to participate:

Option 1: Submit a photographic print or other piece of artwork, as long as the outside dimensions are 11”x14” and the artwork is flat. Please send your submission to the following address: CCA Photography attn: Adam Donnelly 255 Clifton Street Oakland, CA 94618.  Include the following information with your submission: Artist Name, Title of Work, Media and Date. Feel free to include a note for Susan with your submission as well! Mailed submissions must arrive at CCA by April 10th to be included.


Option 2:  Submit a digital file that we will print at CCA on Epson Luster paper. Digital submissions should conform to the following specifications: .tiff file, 300 dpi, 14” on the longest dimension. You can follow this Submittable link to upload your file. You will be prompted to include the following information with your submission: Artist Name, Title of Work, Media and Date. There will also be a space to include a note for Susan with your submission as well! If you are submitting a digital contribution, the deadline is April 10th.

During the timespan of 5/21 - 6/18, the College Avenue Avenue Galleries on CCA's Oakland campus (at 5241 Broadway St) and the 131 & 141 Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, will be activated as a site for recent (graduating years 2013-2017) Alumnae(i) to use as a studio space/lab to assemble an exhibition, project, performance, reading, workshop, etc. that will be publicly presented from 6/20 - 6/30 with a closing reception (dates TBD.) The artists in residence will also be required to give a public presentation (dates TBD.) 

The prompt for this years application is Methods of Acti(ng)on. This residency is specifically structured for Alumnae(i) who are working in forms that explore social, political, and economic issues. Selections will be made by a jury of recent alumni, and a modest honorarium will be awarded to each artist to assist in supporting their project(s). The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28 at 11:59 PM.

*These galleries do not have production facilities, but basic tools will be provided for your usage. There is also a back patio area that can be used for light fabrication of work in Oakland. 
Deadline for application: 15 March 2017
Travel window: 16 March 2017 - 15 May 2017
Notifications sent: 22 March 2017 (approximate)

CCA Student Travel Grants are awarded to select student applicants to help fund
travel related to their coursework. Funding may go towards speaking at a
conference, conference attendance, or research-related travel, and a clear
correlation between the trip and the student applicant’s studies at CCA must be
made. This grant is not for travel expenses related to study abroad courses.

The maximum award for an individual travel grant is $500. The grants are
competitive; not all students applying for a grant will receive one.

Grants are for travel that has yet to occur at the time of submission. (Retroactive
grants will not be awarded.)

This application is for general exhibition(s) and gallery usage requests for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018. Deadline: Friday, April 14th at 11:59 p.m. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 4/14 application deadline has passed, but we are still accepting applications. You will be placed on a wait list and assigned a space after applicants who met the deadline have been assigned or declined based on their request.

Exhibition requests can be placed for departmental exhibitions, faculty organized exhibitions related to coursework, visiting faculty/artists, scholarship or award exhibitions, theme-based or curated exhibitions organized by Faculty or CCA student groups, project based exhibitions, and student group exhibitions. In 2017, we are expanding this application to include proposals to activate the Hubbell Street Project Space, located at 131 Hubbell Street, with priority going to CCA graduate students. 

We understand that plans may still be in flux, tell us what you know. 

Before applying, please read through the General Exhibitions Request Guidelines
You can also view documentation images from past exhibitions here

Contact exhibitions@cca.edu with any questions. 

This application is for travel between: 16 July 2017 – 15 October 2017
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017
Notification of decision: 30 May (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.


Making Architecture

July 10 - August 4, 2017

Making Architecture is a four-week, 3-credit, full-time summer program for college students, recent graduates, inspired professionals, and career changers considering graduate education or a career in architecture.

Led by CCA Architecture faculty, students participate in an intensive design studio that introduces techniques and skills in drawing, 3D model-making, digital fabrication and critical thinking that are central to architectural design. 

Upon completion, Making Architecture students will have a body of work that will help propel them into the next stage of their architectural careers—work that demonstrates both competency and craft with basic principles of architectural design and an understanding of the latest design and fabrication technologies.

Dates:
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 16, 2017
9am - 4pm

Cost:
Summer registration fee: $50
Tuition: $3,400

Housing (optional; limited availablity):
Private room at , The Panoramic
Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, August 5, 2017
$1,890 plus $150 refundable damage deposit

Applications accepted until May 15, 2017, or until full.  Those in need of housing are encouraged to apply early.

Applicants will be notified of admission decision within three weeks of submission.

Tuition and housing payment is due upon acceptance.  Placement is not guaranteed until all program and housing fees are paid in full.

This application is only for Seniors graduating in Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018 to apply for a senior thesis exhibition within the CCA Exhibitions calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: The 3/22 application deadline has passed, but we are still accepting applications. You will be placed on a wait list and assigned a space after all students who met the deadline have been assigned. We will likely have space to accommodate all students who apply.

Seniors will be paired by program and assigned a gallery space based on where their program is officially housed (SF: Painting & Drawing / Oakland: All Other Programs.) 


Before applying, please read the Guidelines for Senior Thesis Exhibition Applications document. 

Notification to students will take place in late April.

Please contact exhibitions@cca.edu with any questions.