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Media Arts (Animation), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Media Arts (Animation), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Media Arts

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#120120) at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is January 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate may teach various aspects of the animation industry, such as preproduction, 3D, 2D, motion graphics, VFX, compositing, visualization, and animation aesthetics using current industry standard tools. Teaching will be on-ground and may also include some online or online synchronous teaching. The successful candidate should have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and other high-end 2D or 3D animation software and will also benefit from having drawing and draftsmanship skills.

Required Education

A terminal degree (MFA) in Animation or a closely related field and three (3) years of related professional industry experience is required, or a bachelor’s degree in Animation or a closely related field with five (5) years of directly related industry experience in animation may be considered.

Other Desirables

Applicants with three (3) years of experience teaching related subjects at the college level will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

NOTE:  Applicants must also provide a link(s) to their work samples in the appropriate section on the application. In addition, this may be accomplished by providing a link(s) either in their curriculum vitae or in a document attached as "Other Document 1." The link(s) must be active and working at the time of application submission and remain so until the search is complete.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Kevin McNulty at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 10/24/2022

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