Job Description

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian university.

Are you an animation professional who embraces creative thinking skills in the field of animation and digital design? Do you want to guide and mentor the next generation of multimedia artists? We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for!

Start your instructor career with GCU and join our mission in helping others find their purpose. The College of Arts and Media offers exciting opportunities for adjunct faculty to teach part-time, face-to-face instruction at our Phoenix campus. We offer a program that prepares students to pursue careers in animation and digital design that require technical expertise combined with a creative flair.

Why Work at GCU:

  • Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Perks and Discounts
  • Gym and Fitness Center
  • Canyon Health & Wellness Center

GCU Traditional Campus - Phoenix, AZ:

  • Courses are in-person and on-campus for the Fall 2023 semester (09/05/2023 - 12/17/2023)

Degree Program Information:

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Design - Animation.

Course: DDN-312: Advanced Typography

This studio-intensive course introduces a new dimension to typographic foundations through the inclusion of motion and interactivity in type. Students learn how to source web-compliant typography for inclusion in their own creative, strategy-driven design projects. Students explore grids, hierarchy, style, contrast, and basic animated transformations. Students apply the 12 Principles of Animation to kinetic typography compositions.

What You Will Do:

  • Facilitate classroom lecture and discussions while incorporating innovative teaching strategies
  • Engage students in cutting-edge technologies and industry trends
  • Assess student performance and mentor classroom success to prepare them for their chosen career path
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelors (or higher) in Animation, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Communication Arts, Illustration, 3D Modeling, OR related area in the visual arts
  • At least 3 years experience in the industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design concepts with typography, including animated type used in social media and web products, multi-media digital content, font management, page design and composition, and design and production of single and multi-page products, typography and its use in motion, modeling, texturing, lighting, color theory, and rendering, basic character rigging (IKs and controls), and particle effects
  • Portfolio or Website Link:
    • Work Project or Design Samples (2D / 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, Motion-based Presentations, Pitch Ideas, Prototype Designs)
    • Experience with software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Behance, or Maya, a 3D motion graphics application

If you are looking for a chance to empower and support students to gain design experience while building their portfolio, we want to hear from you!

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