Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design – Animation and Motion Design, Beirut

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Graphic Design

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2021-2022

Profile

The Graphic Design Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for an Adjunct Faculty Position, for the academic year 2021-2022. Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching, and would be required to teach courses in animation and motion graphics on the Beirut campuses:

GRDE410 Motion Design [2–2, 3 cr.]

This digital studio course explores the concepts, methods, creation and applications of graphic design in motion. The course includes lectures, screenings, critiques and lab studio. Visual narration and storytelling processes are addressed through concept development, storyboarding and animatic. Emphasis is placed on time-based media combining bilingual typography, image, sound and video. Projects cover best practices in animation and visual effects in classical and interactive broadcast, motion branding, film titles, mobile platforms, Data visualization and infographic animation.

Prerequisite: FND251 Digital Media and GRDE331 Typography II

GRDE461 2D Animation [2–2, 3 cr.]

Animators breathe life into characters and make them come alive on screen. Regardless of the medium used, the animation principles required to make characters believable are the same. With a focus on traditional, hand-drawn character animation, students learn key industry terminology and practice production procedures including how keys, breakdowns, and in-betweens, all combine to make fluid action. In interactive lectures and hands-on exercises, instructors stress basic principles as students explore squash and stretch, anticipation and settle, the wave principle, and overlapping action. Students also have the opportunity to develop skills in clean-up, the technique of producing a polished drawing from a rough animation.

Pre-requisites: GRDE 361 Design for Animation, GRDE364 Character Design

GRDE462 Advanced 2D Animation [2–2, 3 cr.]

This advanced course allows students to apply animation principles creatively in making a short animated film. By combining all the skills acquired students will come up with a concept, storyboard it, animate it and apply sound to it resulting in a final cohesive animated film with a clear vision.

Pre-requisite: GRDE461 2D Animation, GRDE363 Storyboarding.

GRDE364 Character Design [0–2, 2 cr.]

In this course, students discover and practice the fundamental character design principles, professional techniques, procedures, and terms used in the creation of characters and model sheets. Students study the various disciplines of character design, including the importance of turnarounds and silhouette, the use of different proportions to visualize archetypes, poses that define action and personality, character design analysis, developing complementary and contrasting characters, and exploring different character design styles.

Minimum Requirements

A Master’s Degree in Animation or Motion Design (or in related disciples such as Graphic Design or Illustration), with teaching experience. This position will be open in Fall 2021, which starts Mid-August. For more information on Faculty Personnel Policies:

https://www.lau.edu.lb/about/policies/personnel_policy_faculty_section.pdf.

 

Application Process


Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their particular teaching pedagogy, their CV, in addition to a Personal Portfolio as well as a Teaching Portfolio. The Portfolio should be in PDF format, with a limit of 15-20 pages.

The application should be sent to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb    

Applications deadline: June 25, 2021

Notifications will be sent by: July 5, 2021

Note: Given that this is a part-time position, the university cannot secure the candidate a work permit, if they do not have the legal right to work in Lebanon. Adjunct faculty may not hold another teaching position concurrently outside LAU.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at: http://www.lau.edu.lb