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Lecturer in 2D Animation

De Montfort University - Faculty of Computing Engineering Media

Location: Leicester
Salary: £36,386 to £39,745 Grade F
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: T-62087771-02
 

De Montfort University (DMU) is a vibrant, ambitious institution. Characterised by strong leadership and an international outlook, DMU achieved a TEF Gold ranking for its teaching quality and prestigious awards for its #DMUGlobal initiative. This is testament to an ongoing focus on teaching and learning, a research portfolio that is worth millions of pounds and enviable links with industry. Located within Leicester’s cosmopolitan city centre DMU’s £136 million campus transformation is creating the modern, inspiring environments our students and staff deserve

Faculty / Directorate

The role is one of several new academic posts aligned strategically to the Creative Design Subject Group (Game Art, Animation and Graphic Arts) within the Leicester Media School. The Leicester Media School is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. It offers a wide range of courses in line with emergent demand and the nature of these fast-moving, creative disciplines. Bringing together technical and creative teaching and research, the Leicester Media School offers students opportunities to take part in international competitions and be recognised by respected industry bodies. The school offers industry standard facilities, and equips students with the skills and specialist knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Role

De Montfort University is looking to recruit a lecturer specialising in 2D digital Animation. The post holder should be a specialist 2D practitioner and/or researcher who can apply their creative and industry-based experience to support the personal development of our students. The post holder will be proactive and collaboratively minded, focused on the student experience, seeking to contribute and expand the programme's growth and quality. We require applicants with a strong understanding of the contemporary context of animation media and have the professional experience to instil industry standard practices in our students.

The role requires proficient skills in 2D animation thorough knowledge of professional production pipelines, from ideation and design to post production. Both contextual and theoretical knowledge of the animation field is essential in order to support practical teaching and learning. The post holder should be comfortable working with diverse cohorts of students and committed to teaching approaches that combine both practice and theory.

The role is on a permanent, part time of 22.2 hours per week basis (0.6FTE).

Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will be joining a highly successful team with a track record for innovative teaching within an outstanding studio culture with excellent facilities. The post holder will engage students through innovative pedagogy, practical application, professional preparation and knowledge exchange and/or research. An MA in Animation or relevant discipline is preferred but not essential if comparable experience is evident. Candidates should have a portfolio of professional practice demonstrating proficiency in 2D animation practice, theory, concepts and industry standards. The role requires proficient knowledge of: TV Paint, Toon Boom Harmony, storyboard pro and relevant Adobe creative suite software. Additionally, a thorough knowledge of pre-production processes such as storyboarding, script writing, animatics, character design, idea generation are essential.

Applicants should have experience in teaching & higher education, including class preparation, assessments and general administrative duties. The successful applicant will work collaboratively within the team, delivering their expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and positive directions.

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