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Continuing Studies Instructor - Animation

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Position Title Continuing Studies Instructor - Animation
Job Summary
The Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is seeking experienced animators, visual effects artists, character designers, technical artists, producers, and project leads to join our team of instructors. 

We encourage individuals with expertise and practices prioritizing one or more of the following Animation skills to apply:
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Character Design + Development
  • Environment and Concept Art
  • Visual Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D CAD drawing
  • Design Thinking for Animation
  • Software and tools including Maya, Houdini, Blender, Zbrush, SolidWorks, Adobe After Effects, Unity 

Successful applicants will be added to our pool of Continuing Studies educators who are contracted per term. 

ECU Continuing studies adult and/or youth individual courses are scheduled per term, once per week on weekday evenings and/or weekends, and may be offered in person or online. Continuing Studies instructors are contracted to teach at an hourly rate of $76.00.

Instructional contracts involve:
  • Preparing course syllabi, lesson plans, assignments and activities suitable for online and/or on-campus learning
  • Preparing, populating and updating course content and resources in Moodle, Emily Carr’s Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Supporting diverse student learning experiences, providing proactive feedback and guidance, completing assessments, and inputting grades 
  • Regularly communicating and collaborating with CS Administration and CS Technicians 

Required Qualifications
Position Qualifications:
Individuals should have a degree and/or professional experience in Animation, VFX, and/or Technical Arts, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference is given to those with prior experience and demonstrated passion for teaching at a post-secondary level. Master’s degree is preferred but not required.  We are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience: 
  • Expert knowledge in current Animation practices and tools 
  • Experience with concept development, diverse creative processes, and project development
  • Considerable knowledge of critique and feedback strategies 
  • Experience working with adult learners from diverse creative, cultural, and educational backgrounds 
  • Experience using adaptive and inclusive student engagement methods 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience developing lesson plans and preparing content for online and/or on-campus learning an asset 
  • Post-secondary teaching experience a significant asset
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with online education (including Moodle and Zoom) an asset. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 

Continuing Studies offers support in the form of group workshops, standardized worksheets and individual meetings to assist in the process of course development and instruction.

About Emily Carr Continuing Studies
ECU Continuing Studies offers accessible and innovative opportunities for life-long learning in art and design. Programs focusing on skills development, creativity, and personal and professional growth complement credit programs and serve the diverse needs of a multi-generational community of learners. From pre-university courses and workshops for youth, to part-time and full-time certificates for adults, Continuing Studies programs provide flexible and comprehensive learning pathways for students to achieve their goals.
Additional Information
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Emily Carr is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number CS013-2022
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Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Short Teaching Statement (please include a link to portfolio website in document)