Hampshire College is seeking an Assistant Professor to join our revolutionary team defining the future of undergraduate education in Animation and Game Design. Since its founding in 1970, Hampshire has been a leader in experimental student-driven education and continues today with no departments, no letter grades, and customized majors for every student. Each student’s journey through Hampshire is unique and self-directed. Faculty members are responsible for advising, supporting, and inspiring a multi-disciplinary and diverse student body.
Teach two courses per semester, with great freedom and support to design new courses that are most compelling to you
Advise students throughout their time at Hampshire, including close mentorship on their individualized concentrations and their capstone (thesis) projects
Collaborate with colleagues to develop and plan the curriculum
Be an active scholar/artist in your field(s) of expertise
Participate in college governance
A passion for innovative undergraduate teaching
Professional experience in Animation and Game Design
A track record as both a successful collaborator and an independent scholar/artist
A commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community
A terminal degree and/or substantial industry experience by the date of appointment (July 1, 2018)
Statement of teaching and research/production interests
Links to sample work
Three letters of recommendation
Submit your materials via our website at http://hamp.it/AGDsearch and click on "apply for this position." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however only candidates whose applications are received by October 1, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Contact AGDsearch@lists.hampshire.edu with any questions.
Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in students and employees, and in the college’s intellectual, social, and cultural endeavors. Hampshire recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of its activities. We seek applicants who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.