Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Full-time Faculty of Animation

The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is seeking a full-time faculty member for our Animation Department with the rank dependent on qualifications. The candidate will be an artist, designer, or illustrator who leverages animation to tell stories and will be able to create an environment that supports students to achieve excellence. The candidate should have experience implementing animation in a field outside of the television, film, and game industries. The department is interested in applicants who have engaged in service towards increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the animation industry. The faculty member will teach six courses an academic year (3 each semester), contribute to departmental and college service, and maintain an active animation practice. The faculty member will be on a renewable multi-year employment agreement that will begin August 1, 2023.

The CCAD Animation Department is housed in the Cloyd Family Animation Center. Campus facility highlights include: a 15-seat stop motion lab, a drawing classroom, two dedicated Cintiq teaching labs, a Cintiq docking lab, flex space for student projects, faculty offices, a gallery, and a 90 seat screening room with a Christie 4220 DLP 4K Projector and Dolby Atmos 7.1 Surround Sound System. Animation faculty are encouraged to collaborate on both departmental and cross-disciplinary projects. All CCAD faculty have access to a variety of internal funding sources in order to support professional practice (travel, research, projects), including the Griffith Big Project Fund that supports new making and research projects.

A completed application will require:

  • A cover letter that articulates the ways their experience fits the role and includes the following:
    • one example of how they created an environment that supported students to achieve excellence.
    • one example of how they implemented animation in a field outside of the television, film, and game industries
    • a diversity statement outlining their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (an application without a diversity statement will not be considered).
  • A CV that includes names/contact details for three references, a link to a demo reel (YouTube or Vimeo), and a curated portfolio (website or PDF).


  • A bachelor's degree is required, as is strong professional experience in animation and/or a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience teaching at the college level is desired, but not required.

Please direct any questions regarding the position to the search committee chair, Charlotte Belland . Review of applicants will begin on January 3, 2023, but applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

About CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is The CCAD Way, one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our Core Values of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD's Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you'll find all the culture and amenities you'd expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state's political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the Columbus region is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city's numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you'll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes 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. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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