Adjunct Faculty in Animation & Game Art

May 23, 2023
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Maine College of Art & Design Adjunct Faculty in Animation & Game Art

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) seeks qualified candidates to add to our adjunct teaching pool in the Animation & Game Art BFA program. 


We are searching for qualified candidates to add to our adjunct faculty pool at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Animation & Game Art. Candidates should expect to teach classes related directly to their area of expertise; additionally, all faculty are expected to assist students working on self-directed projects (e.g., thesis film).  

All faculty in the BFA program must be committed to contributing to the skill sets of visual literacy required for student success. Individualized attention and effective teaching are hallmarks of a MECA&D education, including imparting a strong foundation of formal, aesthetic, and conceptual skills across media applied in the professional practice. 


The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the animation or games fields with a record of creative achievement and professional accomplishment. College-level teaching experience in the discipline is a plus.

CV & Portfolio or Reel should display mastery in at least one of the following areas of focus:

  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding for Animation
  • 2D Character Animation
  • 3D Animation 
  • Programming 
  • Animation History
  • Producer/Recruiter

Software proficiency in the following programs is desirable: 

  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Blender
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Unity, Unreal, or Godot game engines

Qualifications & Requirements include: 

  • The ability to independently develop and teach an elective class within the candidate’s expertise while understanding the role of the course in the departmental sequence (classes meet for 6 hrs/week for 15 weeks). 
  • The ability to guide the growth and development of individual students regardless of their skill level.
  • The ability to effectively motivate students to take risks and embrace a process of improvisation and experimentation within formal and conceptual design decisions. 


Compensation: $4,000 per 3-credit class 

Benefits: Not Benefits Eligible 


Accepting applications on an ongoing basis. 

Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. 

Please email the document to 

Place “Animation and Game Art Adjunct [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. 

The PDF must include the following: 

(1) Curriculum vitae; 

(2) links to portfolio and/or reel as well as student work if available; 

(3) a list of three references with contact information.


Maine College of Art & Design recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity, and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse populations and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


Maine College of Art & Design is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA&D’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA&D’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art and design-oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art. 

MECA&D is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA&D is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. 

Maine College of Art of Design is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.