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Non-Regular (Sessional) Faculty - 3D Computer Animation (2024-2025)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The 3DAN 213 course listing can be viewed here.

The 3DAN 413 course listing can be viewed

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Non-Regular (Sessional) Faculty - 3D Computer Animation (2024-2025)
Tenure Information
Job Summary
3D Computer Animation

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is currently seeking qualified instructors to teach credit courses part-time in 3D Computer Animation within the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world-renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

We are seeking applicants to teach in the 2024-2025 academic year. Teaching opportunities are listed below.

We are a strong community of outstanding, socially responsible, talented faculty, staff, and administrators. We offer jobs opportunities to engage in challenging work and exciting collaborations with Emily Carr’s local, national, and international partners in the art and design world.

Our culture is strengthened by our emphasis on research, exhibition, diversity, and sustainability.

The course meets for 3 hours per week, with additional time spent for office hours, course prep and marking. The structure of each class includes presentations of material, demonstrations of techniques, reviews of work in progress, and details about assignments. Outside of class, faculty prepare lessons, evaluate the students’ work, provide feedback, answer questions and grade projects.

Course outlines and guidance from regular faculty are provided to successful candidates.

Sessional Instructor – 3D Computer Animation (3DAN 213/3DAN 413)
Embark on a comprehensive journey into advanced 3D character animation, where students will immerse themselves in the art of developing compelling characters and scenes for storytelling and world building. Throughout this extensive course, students will develop and compose a myriad of movements and gestures, learning to adapt them seamlessly into animations that captivate audiences. Lectures, assignments, and hands-on exercises will guide students through the nuances of staging, character interaction, and emotional expression, utilizing techniques such as timing, gesture, and acting. With a focus on mastering body mechanics and character acting, students will craft believable character animations, culminating in a diverse portfolio that showcases their ability to animate everything from basic walk cycles to intricate dialogue scenes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in a related field
  • Relevant professional practice.
  • Knowledge of critique and feedback strategies.
  • Experience working with people from diverse creative, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop lesson plans and prepare content for on-campus and/or online learning.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience a significant asset.
  • Experience with online education (including Moodle and Zoom) an asset.
Preferred Qualifications
About Emily Carr

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world-renowned learning and research community located on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada.

Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our teaching and learning community merges studio practice, research creation, and critical scholarship in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact in 21st-century cultural production and cultural sustainability. We engage students, industry, and society to explore continuously and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. ECU attracts more than 1800 students, with a diverse student body that welcomes people from more than 50 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

We have four university faculties (Audain Faculty of Art, Faculty of Culture + Community, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, and Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies) which, together with the Aboriginal Gathering Place, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons, Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, Libby Leshgold Gallery, READ Books, and the research centres and workshops in our new state-of-the-art, custom-built campus, offer vibrant and robust conditions for the development of practice-based and practice-led research and education.

Additional Information

Applications should include:
* cover letter;
* current curriculum vitae;
* teaching statement;
* portfolio (12-15 images of your current work);
* supplemental materials, if applicable.


This posting will remain open until the positions are filled. Application review will begin in mid-May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee for each program area; selected applicants (who are new to Emily Carr) will be contacted for interviews.

Please note that only those course offers issued by Human Resources are official and are, in any event, subject to course enrollment.

Non-regular faculty must be physically located within the province of British Columbia when teaching and delivering courses for Emily Carr University (this includes online and hybrid courses).

Emily Carr University especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized. These include women, persons with diverse gender expressions and identities, persons of all sexual orientations, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous persons. All qualified people are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F002-2024
Open Date 05/08/2024
Close Date 12/31/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The 3DAN 213 course listing can be viewed here.

The 3DAN 413 course listing can be viewed

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Supporting Materials