Professor of Arts
University of Southern California
United States

Professor of Arts 

School of Cinematic Arts Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) seeks a chair for the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts.  This position is responsible for driving the vision of the animation division and overseeing its management on a daily basis.  It requires partnering with other deans and chairs of the School as well as faculty, staff and students to support, build and evolve a strong animation program that is current and robust.  Additional partners include other USC deans and chairs, domestic and international institutions, studios and companies. 


SCA nurtures future generations of filmmakers and emphasizes cross-disciplinary professional practice.  The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of animation production, business practices and artistic talent requirements in feature/TV animation, interactive media and games, real-time animation, mixed reality, virtual production, visual effects, motion graphics, and themed entertainment.  The School seeks an individual who is equally adept at strategic thinking and creative problem solving in large scale environments as well as small startups.  They must have solid working experience collaborating and interacting with film/content makers, studio executives/management, artists, technologists and production teams. 


As faculty, the chair also allocates part of their time to teaching.  The ideal candidate would have teaching experience at a university level, be well-versed in curriculum development and keeps abreast of trends in this dynamic field.


This search is for a full professor with tenure.


Successful candidate must have an extensive professional work profile and be actively engaged in the animation community.



Minimum Education:

Undergraduate degree

Minimum Experience:

Ten years working in executive/managerial positions related to animation production

Preferred Education:

Graduate degree or equivalent training in relevant field

Preferred Experience:

Teaching experience


The core salary range for this position is $130,000 - $175,000 per year. This is a 9-month tenured full-time position.


When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

REQ20147089 Posted Date: 03/24/2024 - Thru date - 2024-04-01

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