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Senior Lecturer (Industry Fellow) Animation

Arts University Bournemouth - Bournemouth Film School

Part-time, 18.5 hours per week

Fixed term for 2 years

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual with current professional practice and creativity in animated filmmaking. This role is focused on delivering aspects of production research and development, including story development, 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, including the ability to teach in the area of production design.

An understanding or experience of a professional production process, which should 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:

  • character design
  • background and layout
  • concept work / visual development
  • script development
  • storyboarding
  • life drawing / observational drawing
  • 2D animation (traditional or digital)
  • Stop-motion animation
  • CG animation
  • Hybrid animation
  • VFX

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.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence high level engagement with current practice in the profession and ideally have experience of teaching at degree level, taking responsibility for managing the effective learning of the students, including setting, supervising and assessing work.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree level qualification in a relevant subject and ideally a teaching qualification and Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship Membership.

For more information and to apply visit 

Closing Date: 01 November 2021

Interview Date: TBC 

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £38,587 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: AD0953B
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