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Instructor, Film/TV, Animation
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Instructor, Film/TV, Animation
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department Communications
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Other

Instructor, Film/TV, Animation

Initial Review Date: 5/27/22*

*This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Review Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Film/TV, Animation, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Teach a variety of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in Film/TV: Animation. Some of the courses may include F/TV 66A Basic Techniques of Animation: Stop Motion; F/TV 67A Principles of Animation: 2D Media; F/TV 68A Sound for Animation; F/TV 70A The Storyboard and Visual Development for Animation; F/TV 71G Introduction to 3D Computer Animation: Modeling; F/TV 71H Introduction to 3D Computer Animation: Character Motion; F/TV 72GHJ Animated Film Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production Workshops; and Animation studies courses, F/TV 75G History of Animation (1900-Present) and F/TV 75K Japanese Animation.

Provide instruction in Autodesk Suite: Media and Entertainment Collection applications such as Maya, as well as Adobe Creative Suite and related software. In addition to software tools used to create storyboards, 3D models, character animation, and texturing, instructional emphasis should be placed on creating narrative, story-based content.

Keep current in the discipline, revise and develop curricula, and design new programs that are sensitive to the needs of a changing student population.

Maintain and support the CTE (Career Technical Education) Perkins vocational program with a focus on a two-year professional training model for Animation. Write proposals for funding, oversee facilities and equipment purchases, and develop and monitor budgets for the Animation program within the Film/TV Department. Maintain relevant industry ties and contribute members to the Film/TV Advisory Board. Develop outreach in the community, both professional and academic, to publicize the goals and achievements of the program.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. Faculty members also develop, refine, and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).

Classes are conducted on the main De Anza College campus in Cupertino, CA.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Master's degree in radio, television, film, mass communication or journalism OR bachelor's in any of the above AND master's in drama/theater arts, communication, communication studies, business, telecommunications, or English, OR the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the qualifications below.
  • Advanced degree with an animation emphasis.
  • Experience in 2D and 3D computer animation.
  • Ability to use industry software such as Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, ToonBoom, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Premiere Pro.
  • Professional experience in the entertainment industry and/or recent production experience in animation.
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of narrative and visual storytelling.
  • Knowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of animation, digital art and emerging media.
  • Experience writing curriculum and assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
  • Experience with online pedagogy and instructional technology/learning management systems in online/hybrid settings.
  • Experience teaching at a community college, college or university, with the ability to organize and communicate course content for a range of entry-level to post-graduate students.


  • Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training, college-level courses taught, and screenings and awards.
  • Supplemental document that lists the De Anza College Film/TV courses you are qualified and prepared to teach in this discipline.
  • A link on the top portion of your resume to a website showcasing your professional animation work. Limit the demo reel to 2 minutes.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our "Applicant Information" webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


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